From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Okinawa \Okinawa\ prop. n.
   1. the largest island of the central Ryukyu Islands.
      [WordNet 1.5]

   2. A campaign in the closing days of World War II in the
      Pacific (April-June 1945); in savage close-quarter
      fighting US marines and regular army troops took the
      island from the Japanese; considered the greatest victory
      of the Pacific campaign for the Americans.

   Syn: Okinawa campaign.
        [WordNet 1.5]
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