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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Formerly Hel·les·pont (hĕlˈĭ-spŏntˌ)Dardanelles A strait connecting the Aegean Sea with the Sea of Marmara. In ancient times it was the scene of the legendary exploits of Hero and Leander.

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  • proper n. The strait connecting the Sea of Marmara with the Aegean Sea to the west.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. the strait between the Aegean and the Sea of Marmara that separates European from Asian Turkey.
  • n. the unsuccessful campaign in World War I (1915) by the English and French to open a passage for aid to Russia; defeated by the Turks.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the strait between the Aegean and the Sea of Marmara that separates European Turkey from Asian Turkey
  • n. the unsuccessful campaign in World War I (1915) by the English and French to open a passage for aid to Russia; defeated by the Turks

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