Strait of Gibraltar


Strait of Gibraltar
A strait between Spain and Morocco, connecting the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean.
Syn: STROG

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  • Strait of Gibraltar — noun the strait between Spain and Africa • Instance Hypernyms: ↑strait, ↑sound • Part Meronyms: ↑Pillars of Hercules …   Useful english dictionary

  • Strait of Gibraltar — n. narrow sea passage between Spain and Morocco which links the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea …   English contemporary dictionary

  • 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

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  • Gibraltar — This article is about the British overseas territory. For other uses, see Gibraltar (disambiguation). Gibraltar …   Wikipedia

  • Gibraltar Bridge — The Gibraltar Bridge is a conceptual structure spanning the Strait of Gibraltar that would connect Europe to Africa. [ [http://dsc.discovery.com/tv schedules/special.html?paid=1.403.30405.0.0 Engineering the Impossible] ] Several engineers have… …   Wikipedia

  • Gibraltar — <p></p> <p></p> Introduction ::Gibraltar <p></p> Background: <p></p> Strategically important, Gibraltar was reluctantly ceded to Great Britain by Spain in the 1713 Treaty of Utrecht; the British… …   The World Factbook

  • 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


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