Gibraltar, Strait of
geographical name channel between Spain & Africa connecting the Atlantic & Mediterranean about 8 miles (12.8 kilometers) wide at narrowest point

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  • Gibraltar, Strait of — ancient Fretum Herculeum Channel, connecting the Mediterranean Sea with the Atlantic Ocean. Lying between southernmost Spain and northwesternmost Africa, it is 36 mi (58 km) long and narrows to 8 mi (13 km) between Point Marroquí (Spain) and… …   Universalium

  • Gibraltar, Strait of — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Gibraltar, Rock of — or ancient Calpe geographical name headland on S coast of Spain at E end of Strait of Gibraltar; highest point 1396 feet (426 meters) see Pillars of Hercules …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Strait of Gibraltar — The Strait of Gibraltar (Arabic: مضيق جبل طارق, Spanish: Estrecho de Gibraltar ) is the strait that connects the Atlantic Ocean to the Mediterranean Sea and separates Spain from Morocco. The name comes from Gibraltar, which in turn originates… …   Wikipedia

  • Strait of Sicily — Coordinates: 37°12′N 11°12′E / 37.20°N 11.20°E / 37.20; 11.20 …   Wikipedia

  • Strait of Gibraltar — noun the strait between Spain and Africa • Instance Hypernyms: ↑strait, ↑sound • Part Meronyms: ↑Pillars of Hercules …   Useful english dictionary

  • Strait of Gibraltar — noun A strait between Spain and Morocco, connecting the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. Syn: STROG …   Wiktionary

  • Strait of Gibraltar — n. narrow sea passage between Spain and Morocco which links the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Gibraltar — Gibraltarian /ji brawl tair ee euhn, jib rawl /, adj., n. /ji brawl teuhr/, n. 1. a British crown colony comprising a fortress and seaport located on a narrow promontory near the S tip of Spain. 29,934; 17/8 sq. mi. (5 sq. km). 2. Rock of. a.… …   Universalium

  • strait — straitly, adv. straitness, n. /strayt/, n. 1. Often, straits. (used with a sing. v.) a narrow passage of water connecting two large bodies of water. 2. Often, straits. a position of difficulty, distress, or need: Ill and penniless, he was in sad… …   Universalium

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