Carpentaria, Gulf of
geographical name inlet of Arafura Sea on N coast of Australia

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Carpentaria, Gulf of — Gulf, northeastern Australia. An inlet of the Arafura Sea, it is bordered by the Northern Territory and by Cape York Peninsula and extends north south about 480 mi (770 km) and east west 400 mi (645 km). It was explored by the Dutch 1605–28; its… …   Universalium

  • Carpentaria,Gulf of — Car·pen·tar·i·a (kär pən târʹē ə), Gulf of A wide inlet of the Arafura Sea indenting the northern coast of Australia. * * * …   Universalium

  • CARPENTARIA, GULF OF —    a broad, deep gulf in the N. of Australia; contains several islands, and receives several rivers …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

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  • Gulf of California — For the book by John Steinbeck, see The Log from the Sea of Cortez. Coordinates: 28°0′N 112°0′W / 28°N 112°W / 28; 1 …   Wikipedia

  • Gulf of Carpentaria — The Gulf of Carpentaria is a large, shallow sea enclosed on three sides by northern Australia and bounded on the north by the Arafura Sea (the body of water that lies between Australia and New Guinea). In geological terms, the Gulf is young; it… …   Wikipedia

  • Gulf of Carpentaria — Lage des Golfs von Carpentaria Der Golf von Carpentaria auf einer niederländischen Karte von 1859. Der Golf von Carpentaria …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Gulf of Carpentaria — noun a wide shallow inlet of the Arafura Sea in northern Australia • Syn: ↑Carpentaria • Instance Hypernyms: ↑gulf, ↑Australia • Part Holonyms: ↑Australia, ↑Commonwealth of Australia …   Useful english dictionary

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