Georges Bank
geographical name submerged sandbank in the Atlantic E of Massachusetts

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Georges Bank — is a large elevated area of the sea floor which separates the Gulf of Maine from the Atlantic Ocean and is situated between Cape Cod, Massachusetts (USA) and Cape Sable Island, Nova Scotia (Canada). The origin of its name is obscure. The Velasco… …   Wikipedia

  • Georges Bank — Geor′ges Bank′ [[t]ˈdʒɔr dʒɪz[/t]] n. geg a bank extending generally NE from Nantucket: fishing grounds. 150 mi. (240 km) long …   From formal English to slang

  • Georges Bank — /jawr jiz/ a bank extending generally NE from Nantucket: fishing grounds. 150 mi. (240 km) long. * * * Submerged sandbank in the Atlantic Ocean east of Massachusetts, U.S. It has long been an important fishing ground, with scallops harvested in… …   Universalium

  • Georges Bank — /jawr jiz/ a bank extending generally NE from Nantucket: fishing grounds. 150 mi. (240 km) long …   Useful english dictionary

  • georges bank flounder — |jȯr]jə̇z , |jȯ(ə)] noun Usage: usually capitalized G&B Etymology: from Georges Bank, elevation under the sea east of Cape Cod, Mass. : a brownish yellow flounder (Pseudopleuronectes americanus dignabilis) called also lemon sole …   Useful english dictionary

  • bank — bank1 /bangk/, n. 1. a long pile or heap; mass: a bank of earth; a bank of clouds. 2. a slope or acclivity. 3. Physical Geog. the slope immediately bordering a stream course along which the water normally runs. 4. a broad elevation of the sea… …   Universalium

  • Georges — (as used in expressions) Bataille Georges Bernanos Georges Bidault Georges Augustin Bizet Georges Bonnet Georges Étienne Boulanger Georges Ernest Jean Marie Braque Georges Buffon Georges Louis Leclerc comte de Clemenceau Georges Cuvier Georges… …   Universalium

  • Bank (disambiguation) — A bank is a financial institution.Bank may also refer to:In natural geography: * Bank (sea floor), a shallow area in a body of water **Georges Bank, near the US state of Massachusetts **Grand Banks, off the coast of Newfoundland **Great Chagos… …   Wikipedia

  • Bank (topography) — A bank is a shoal mdash;a comparatively shallow area or an underwater hill on the continental shelf mdash;surrounded by deeper water. It may be of volcanic nature. Banks may be carbonate or terrigenous. As they are not associated with any… …   Wikipedia

  • Georges-Anawati-Stiftung — Rechtsform: gemeinnützige Stiftung privaten Rechts Zweck: Förderung internationaler Gesinnung, der Toleranz auf allen Gebieten der Kultur und Völkerverständigung[1] Vorsitz …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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