Goodwin Sands
geographical name shoals SE England in Strait of Dover off E coast of Kent — see Downs 2

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Goodwin Sands — (spr. gúddwin ßänds), zwei gefährliche Sandbänke an der Küste der englischen Grafschaft Kent, Deal gegenüber, sind 3–5 km breit und 16 km lang und vom Festland durch den 9–15 km breiten Kanal der Downs getrennt, der eine ziemlich geschützte Reede …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Goodwin Sands — (spr. guddwĭn sännds), große bewegliche, halbkreisförmige Sandbank vor der Ostküste der engl. Grafsch. Kent zwischen Deal und Ramsgate …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Goodwin Sands — Die Goodwin Sands sind eine Kette von Sandbänken an der Mündung der Straße von Dover, etwa 5,5 km östlich von Deal in Kent, England. Sie sind berüchtigt für die zahlreichen Schiffbrüche, die sich dort ereignet haben. Beschreibung Feuerschiff East …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Goodwin Sands — The Goodwin Sands are a 10 mile long sand bank in the English Channel, lying six miles east of Deal in Kent, England. More than 2,000 ships are believed to have been wrecked upon them and as a result, they are marked by numerous lightships and… …   Wikipedia

  • Goodwin Sands — /good win/ a line of shoals at the N entrance to the Strait of Dover, off the SE coast of England. 10 mi. (16 km) long. * * * Goodwin Sands [Goodwin Sands] a group of dangerous banks of sand just below the surface of the sea in the ↑English… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Goodwin Sands — Good|win Sands the Goodwin Sands a dangerous area of sand just under the sea near Dover in the English Channel, where many ships have sunk …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Goodwin Sands — /good win/ a line of shoals at the N entrance to the Strait of Dover, off the SE coast of England. 10 mi. (16 km) long. * * * ▪ shoals, England, United Kingdom       line of shoals trending northeast to southwest for 10 miles (16 km) at the… …   Universalium

  • GOODWIN SANDS —    a famous sandbank stretching 10 m. along the E. coast of Kent, about 5½ m. from the shore; with the flowing of the tidal current the hidden sands are apt to shift and change their outline, and when storms of great violence sweep over them,… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Goodwin Sands — Good′win Sands′ [[t]ˈgʊd wɪn[/t]] n. geg a line of shoals at the N entrance to the Strait of Dover, off the SE coast of England. 10 mi. (16 km) long …   From formal English to slang

  • Goodwin Sands — /gʊdwən ˈsændz/ (say goodwuhn sandz) noun a dangerous area of shoals in the entry to the Strait of Dover …   Australian English dictionary

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