a bay of the Caribbean Sea in SW Cuba: site of attempted invasion of Cuba by anti-Castro forces April 1961.
Bay of. Bay of Pigs.
a bay on the SW coast of Cuba: scene of an unsuccessful invasion of Cuba by US-backed troops (April 17, 1961) Spanish name Bahia de los Cochinos
(Austral, slang) an expression of derision or disagreement Also pig’s arse, pig’s bum
Bay of Pigs, See Bay of Pigs
The location of a failed attempt by Cuban exiles to invade Cuba in 1961. The invaders, numbering about fourteen hundred, had left after the Cuban Revolution and returned to overthrow the new Cuban leader, Fidel Castro; they were trained and equipped by the United States Central Intelligence Agency. The operation was a disaster for the invaders, most of whom were killed or taken prisoner. The Bay of Pigs incident is generally considered the most humiliating episode in the presidency of John F. Kennedy, who had approved the invasion.
passive infrared guidance system
Jean [zhahn] /ʒɑ̃/ (Show IPA), (Jean Almereyda) 1905–34, French film director. Bay of, an inlet of the Atlantic, in NW Spain. 19 miles (31 km) long. a seaport on this bay: naval battle 1702. Contemporary Examples Vigo, 45, says she was a teacher in the Bronx until she was laid off last year. My Day […]
Bay of, an inlet of the Ross Sea, in Antarctica: location of Little America. any of the larger marine mammals of the order Cetacea, especially as distinguished from the smaller dolphins and porpoises, having a fishlike body, forelimbs modified into flippers, and a head that is horizontally flattened. Informal. something big, great, or fine of […]
- Bay oil
a yellow essential oil distilled from the leaves of the tropical American bay, Pimenta racemosa, used in the manufacture of perfumes and bay rum.
- Bay poplar
the tupelo, Nyssa aquatica. Historical Examples It was sold as bay poplar, and the purchaser was left to infer that it was poplar cut in the region tributary to Chesapeake bay. American Forest Trees Henry H. Gibson