from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- An arm of the Atlantic Ocean between western France and southern England. It opens into the North Sea and is traversed by a train-ferry service. A rail tunnel beneath the English Channel, known as the "chunnel,” connecting Folkstone, England and Calais, France, was opened in 1994.
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- proper n. The part of the Atlantic Ocean that separates the island of Great Britain from northern France, and joins the North Sea to the Atlantic Ocean.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an arm of the Atlantic Ocean that forms a channel between France and Britain
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