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Coney Island Explained

Coney Island at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

an area of Brooklyn, New York, famous for its amusement park and beach//

Coney Island at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Amusement area, S Brooklyn, New York, on the Atlantic Ocean. Formerly an island, after its creek silted up it became part of Long Island. The first pavilion and bathhouse were erected in 1844, and it gained popularity with the coming of the subway in 1920. It has a 3.5-mi (5.6-km) boardwalk, an amusement park known for its rollercoaster (the Cyclone), and freak shows (notably Coney Island U.S.A.). It is also the site of the New York Aquarium.

Coney Island at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

Coney Island
n : a section of Brooklyn on the Atlantic; known as an amusement

Coney Island at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: wikipedi » a



From Dutch Konijneneiland, 'island of rabbits'.

Alternative forms

* Inter: sense » noun, hot dog coney island

Proper noun

Inter: en-noun » -
  • A specific neighborhood of Category: w - :Brooklyn|Brooklyn, New York, known for its boardwalk and amusement parks.
    1. 1993, Norman M. Klein, Seven Minutes: The Life and Death of the American Animated Cartoon, Verso, ISBN 1859841503, page 20,
    2. :From 1916 to 1930, Fleischer would dress up as a Coney Island clown and have animators rotoscope films of him as Koko the Clown.
    3. 2001, Anton Myrer, A Green Desire, HarperCollins, ISBN 0060934638, page 427,
    4. :"If they're planning to tum my Cape into a Coney Island midway, they'd better think twice!"
    5. 2006, Nick Tosches, King of the Jews: The Greatest Mob Story Never Told, HarperCollins, ISBN 0060936002, page 207,
    6. :... Sam Tietch, who performed as a Coney Island wrestler under the name of Vach "Cyclone" Lewis.

      Derived terms

      * Coney Island whitefish


      Inter: en-noun » s

  • A hot dog.
  • 1994, William J. Coughlin, In the Presence of Enemies, St. Martin's Press, ISBN 0312951647, page 107,
  • :The waiter slammed the Coney Islands down in front of them....
  • 2004, Beth Allen and Susan Westmoreland, "Tales of the Coney Island Dog", in Good Housekeeping Great American Classics Cookbook, ISBN 158816280X, page 49,
  • :By the 1970s, when Nathan's Famous rolled into cities far from New York, vendors realized that customers wanted a Coney Island "their way."
  • coney island at English (WD) Of Explained:



    From Coney Island

    Alternative forms

    *Coney Island


    Inter: en-noun » s
  • A hot dog.
  • 2002, Joe David Brown, Paper Moon, Thunder's Mouth Press, ISBN 1568582307, page 6
  • :He knew there wasn't anything I liked better than a coney island and a strawberry Nehi.
  • 2004, William J. Coughlin, Death Penalty, St. Martin's Press, ISBN 0312933576, page 125,
  • :"I'll buy you a coney island...."