Definitions for guadalcanalˌgwɑd l kəˈnæl
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
Gua•dal•ca•nalˌgwɑd l kəˈnæl(n.)
the largest of the Solomon Islands, in the W central Pacific. 47,000; ab. 2500 sq. mi. (6475 sq. km).
Category: Geography (places)
a mountainous island; the largest of the Solomon Islands in the independent state that is a member of the British Commonwealth
Guadalcanal, Battle of Guadalcanal(noun)
a battle in World War II in the Pacific (1942-1943); the island was occupied by the Japanese and later recaptured by American forces
a volcanic island in the Pacific, part of the Solomon Islands
a battle in World War II in which American forces recaptured it from the Japanese
Origin: Named in 1568 by Álvaro de Mendaña, after his hometown of Guadalcanal, Spain. From وادي الخانات.