Biscay, Bay of

Biscay, Bay of
geographical name inlet of the Atlantic between W coast of France & N coast of Spain

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  • Biscay, Bay of — or Gulf of Gascony French Golfe de Gascogne Spanish Golfo de Vizcaya Inlet of the Atlantic Ocean, bounded by southwestern France and northwestern Spain. It has an area of about 86,000 sq mi (223,000 sq km) and a maximum depth of 15,525 ft (4,735… …   Universalium

  • Biscay,Bay of — Bis·cay (bĭsʹkā), Bay of An arm of the Atlantic Ocean indenting the western coast of Europe from Brittany in northwest France southward to northwest Spain. * * * …   Universalium

  • BISCAY, BAY OF —    a bay in the Atlantic, extending from Cape Ortegal, in Spain, to Cape Finisterre, in France, and 400 m. broad, of depth varying from 20 to 200 fathoms, and, under SW. winds particularly, one of the stormiest of seas …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Biscay, Bay of — inlet, of the Atlantic betw. W and SW France and N and NW Spain …   Webster's Gazetteer

  • Biscay, Bay of — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Biscay Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador — Biscay Bay is a town in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. Origin of Name This name appears as early as 1675 in The English Pilot, a guide to navigation. At the time, Basques were called “Biscayans,” so the bay was probably used… …   Wikipedia

  • Bay of Biscay — Bay of Bis|cay the Bay of Biscay a large area of sea between the west coast of France and the north coast of Spain …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Bay of Biscay — Cantabrian Sea redirects here. Not to be confused with Biscay Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador or Biscayne Bay. The Bay of Biscay (Spanish: Golfo de Vizcaya and Mar Cantábrico ; French: Golfe de Gascogne ; Basque: Bizkaiko Golkoa ; Occitan: Golf de …   Wikipedia

  • Bay of Biscay — /ˈbɪskeɪ/ (say biskay) noun 1. a large bay of the Atlantic between western France and northern Spain; notorious for its rough seas. 223 000 km2. –adjective 2. of or relating to rough country, variously of gullies and hills or of holes and mounds …   Australian English dictionary

  • Bay of Biscuits — (naval nickname Bay of Biscay) …   Eponyms, nicknames, and geographical games

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