Kra, Isthmus of
geographical name isthmus S Thailand in N central Malay Peninsula; 40 miles (64 kilometers) wide at narrowest part

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Kra, Isthmus of — ▪ isthmus, Myanmar and Thailand Thai  Khokhok Kra        narrow neck of southern Myanmar (Burma) and Thailand, connecting the Malay Peninsula to the Asian mainland. The isthmus lies between the Gulf of Thailand to the east and the Andaman Sea to… …   Universalium

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  • Kra — /kra/ (say krah) noun Isthmus of, the narrowest part of the Malay Peninsula between the Bay of Bengal and the Gulf of Thailand. About 56 km wide …   Australian English dictionary

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  • Isthmus — An isthmus is a narrow strip of land connecting two larger land areas. Many canals are built on isthmi where it is particularly advantageous to create a shortcut for marine transportation. Of note is the Panama Canal, which connects the Atlantic… …   Wikipedia

  • Kra — /krah/, n. Isthmus of, the narrowest part of the Malay Peninsula, between the Bay of Bengal and the Gulf of Siam. 35 mi. (56 km) wide. * * * …   Universalium

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