Messina, Strait of
geographical name channel between S mainland part of Italy & NE Sicily

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Messina, Strait of — ancient Siculum Fretum Channel between southern Italy and northeastern Sicily. It is 2.5 to 12 mi (4 to 19 km) wide. The city of Messina lies on its bank in Sicily, opposite Reggio di Calabria. Ferry service across the strait links Messina with… …   Universalium

  • MESSINA, STRAIT OF —    24 m. long, and at its narrowest 2½ broad; separates Sicily from the Italian mainland; here were the Scylla and Charybdis of the ancients …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Messina, Strait of — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Strait of Messina Bridge — Satellite photo of the Strait of Messina, taken June 2002. NASA image. The Strait of Messina Bridge is a long planned suspension bridge across the Strait of Messina, a narrow section of water between the eastern tip of Sicily and the southern tip …   Wikipedia

  • Strait of Messina — Satellite photo of the Strait of Messina with names. NASA image. The Strait of Messina (Stretto di Messina in Italian, Strittu di Missina in Sicilian) is the narrow passage between the eastern tip of Sicily and the southern tip of Calabria in the …   Wikipedia

  • Strait of Messina — noun the strait separating Sicily from the tip of Italy • Instance Hypernyms: ↑strait, ↑sound …   Useful english dictionary

  • Strait of Messina — n. strait that separates Sicily from the tip of Italy …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Strait of Messina — noun the narrow section of water between the eastern tip of Sicily and the southern tip of mainland Italy …   Wiktionary

  • 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

  • Messina earthquake and tsunami — ▪ Italian history        earthquake and subsequent tsunami that devastated southern Italy on Dec. 28, 1908. The double catastrophe almost completely destroyed Messina, Reggio di Calabria, and dozens of nearby coastal towns.       What was likely… …   Universalium

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