Definitions for saipansaɪˈpæn
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
an island in and the capital of the Northern Mariana Islands in the W Pacific. 15,000; 71 sq. mi. (184 sq. km).
Category: Geography (places)
the largest island in the Northern Marianas and the administrative center of the commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands in union with the United States
US forces captured the island from the Japanese in July 1944; it was an important air base until the end of World War II