(the) Menai Strait

(the) Menai Strait
a channel that separates the island of ↑Anglesey from the north-west coast of Wales. The Menai Bridge, the road bridge that crosses it, was built by Thomas Telford and was then the biggest ↑suspension bridge (= bridge hanging from cables supported by towers at each end) of its kind in the world.

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  • Menai Strait — The Menai Strait (Welsh: Afon Menai, the River Menai ) is a narrow stretch of shallow tidal water about 25 km (16 mi)[1] long, which separates the island of Anglesey from the mainland of Wales. The strait is bridged in two places the… …   Wikipedia

  • Menai Strait — [men′ī] narrow channel between the NW mainland of Wales & Anglesey Island: 14 mi (22.5 km) long …   English World dictionary

  • Menai Strait — /men uy/ a strait between Anglesey Island and the mainland of NW Wales. 14 mi. (23 km) long. * * * Channel of the Irish Sea separating the Isle of Anglesey from the mainland of northern Wales. It extends 15 mi (24 km) and varies in width from 600 …   Universalium

  • Menai Strait — noun a strait in northern Wales between Anglesey Island and the mainland • Instance Hypernyms: ↑strait, ↑sound • Part Holonyms: ↑Wales, ↑Cymru, ↑Cambria …   Useful english dictionary

  • Menai Strait — /mɛnaɪ ˈstreɪt/ (say menuy strayt) noun a strait between the Isle of Anglesey and the mainland of north western Wales. 23 km long …  

  • MENAI STRAIT —    a picturesque channel separating Anglesey from Carnarvonshire, 14 m. long and at its narrowest 200 yards wide; is crossed by a suspension bridge (1825) and the Britannia Tubular Bridge for railway (1850) …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Menai Suspension Bridge — Menai Bridge Pont Grog y Borth The Menai Suspension Bridge from a viewpoint on the A5 near the Britannia Bridge. Carries …   Wikipedia

  • Menai, New South Wales — Menai Sydney, New South Wales Menai Library Population …   Wikipedia

  • Menai — is the name or part of the name of the following places: Menai, New South Wales in Australia The Menai Strait in North Wales The Menai Suspension Bridge across the strait Menai Bridge, a town near the bridge Menai Island, an islet of the… …   Wikipedia

  • Menai Bridge — ➡ Menai Strait * * * ▪ bridge, Wales, United Kingdom       suspension bridge spanning the Menai Strait from Bangor, Wales, to the island of Anglesey, a distance of 580 feet (176 metres). Designed and built (1819–26) by Thomas Telford (Telford,… …   Universalium

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