Gibraltar, Strait of

Gibraltar, Strait of

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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 — geographical name channel between Spain & Africa connecting the Atlantic & Mediterranean about 8 miles (12.8 kilometers) wide at narrowest point …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Gibraltar Tunnel — Infobox tunnel name = Gibraltar Tunnel caption = line = location = Strait of Gibraltar system = Railway tunnel start = 2008 end = 2025 stations = status = Project at planning phase open = close = owner = Spanish and governments operator =… …   Wikipedia

  • 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

  • Gibraltar (disambiguation) — Gibraltar can refer to:* Gibraltar, a British overseas territory on the South of the Iberian Peninsula where the Mediterranean Sea meets the Atlantic Ocean ** The Strait of Gibraltar, at the western end of the Mediterranean Sea ** The Bay of… …   Wikipedia

  • Strait — Strait, n.; pl. {Straits}. [OE. straight, streit, OF. estreit, estroit. See {Strait}, a.] 1. A narrow pass or passage. [1913 Webster] He brought him through a darksome narrow strait To a broad gate all built of beaten gold. Spenser. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • strait — n 1 Strait, sound, channel, passage, narrows can all denote a long and comparatively narrow stretch of water connecting two larger bodies. Strait, often as the plural straits with either singular or plural construction, denotes a relatively short …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Gibraltar — Gibraltar1 [ji brôl′tər] n. [after the GIBRALTAR2] any strong fortification; unassailable fortress Gibraltar2 [ji brôl′tər] 1. small peninsula at the southern tip of Spain, extending into the Mediterranean: 2.5 sq mi (6.5 sq km); it consists… …   English World 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

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