Magellan, Strait of
geographical name strait 350 miles (563 kilometers) long at S end of South America between mainland & Tierra del Fuego (Archipelago)

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  • Magellan,Strait of — Magellan, Strait of A channel separating South America from Tierra del Fuego and other islands south of the continent and connecting the southern Atlantic and Pacific oceans. Ferdinand Magellan sailed through the strait in October and November… …   Universalium

  • Magellan, Strait of — Spanish Estrecho de Magallanes Strait, linking the Atlantic Ocean and Pacific Ocean, between the southern tip of South America and Tierra del Fuego. It extends westward from the Atlantic between Cape Vírgenes and Cape Espíritu Santo and curves… …   Universalium

  • Magellan, Strait of — channel betw. the Atlantic and Pacific, separating the South American mainland from Tierra del Fuego …   Webster's Gazetteer

  • Magellan, Strait of — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Strait of Magellan — Strait of Ma|gel|lan the Strait of Magellan a narrow area of sea between Tierra del Fuego and the ↑mainland of South America. It connects the Atlantic Ocean with the Pacific Ocean and was discovered by Ferdinand Magellan in 1520 …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Strait of Magellan — The Strait of Magellan (also called the Straits of Magellan or the Magellanic Strait) comprises a navigable sea route immediately south of mainland South America and north of Tierra del Fuego. The waterway is the most important natural passage… …   Wikipedia

  • Strait of Magellan — noun the strait separating South America from Tierra del Fuego and other islands to the south of the continent; discovered by Ferdinand Magellan in 1520; an important route around South America before the Panama Canal was built • Instance… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Strait of Magellan — noun A navigable sea route between the southern coast of Chile and the northern coast of Tierra del Fuego …   Wiktionary

  • Strait of Magellan — channel of water between the South American coast and the islands south of it …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Magellan, Ferdinand — Portuguese Fernão de Magalhães Spanish Fernando de Magallanes born с 1480, Sabrosa, or Porto?, Port. died April 27, 1521, Mactan, Phil. Portuguese navigator and explorer. Born to the nobility, Magellan from 1505 served in expeditions to the East… …   Universalium

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