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

  • A strait of the North Sea between southwest Sweden and eastern Jutland, Denmark. It connects with the North Sea through the Skagerrak.

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  • proper n. A body of water between Jutland and the Swedish mainland.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Changes P ASSAGE through the Kattegat is a tricky affair for a submarine, doubly so when it is necessary to be covert.

    The Cardinal of the Kremlin

  • From there the broad channel, called the Kattegat, extends southward, between Sweden and the northern part of the Danish peninsula, until it reaches the large Island of Zealand, upon the eastern shore of which Copenhagen lies.

    The Life of Nelson

  • It turned out those two bodies of water weren't really the North Sea and the Baltic, as the German travel magazine had promised — they were the "Skagerrak" and "Kattegat," two subordinate straits.

    Pilgrimage to the Tip of Denmark

  • Denmark, geographically, sits astride 2 similarly narrow straits – Skagerrak and Kattegat that are important international waterways connecting the Baltic with the North Sea (and the Atlantic).

    Matthew Yglesias » Danish Middle East Policy Blogging

  • Just a guess here, but Denmark, geographically, sits astride 2 similarly narrow straits – Skagerrak and Kattegat that are important international waterways connecting the Baltic with the North Sea (and the Atlantic).

    Matthew Yglesias » Danish Middle East Policy Blogging

  • Denmarkcontrols Danish Straits (Skagerrak and Kattegat) linking Baltic and North Seas; about one-quarter of the population lives in greater Copenhagen

    Geography-note

  • Geography—note: controls Danish Straits (Skagerrak and Kattegat) linking Baltic and North Seas; about one-quarter of the population lives in greater Copenhagen

    Denmark

  • It borders on Norway in the west, on Finland in the northeast, on the Gulf of Bothnia in the east, on the Baltic Sea in the south, and on the Øresund (The Sound), the Kattegat, and the Skagerrak in the southwest.

    Sweden

  • It borders on Germany in the south, the North Sea in the west, the Skagerrak in the north, and the Kattegat and the Øresund in the east.

    Denmark

  • AS GERMANS, ITALIANS AND Norwegians quibbled over ownership of the Nazi submarine raised from the Kattegat depths off Denmark last week, a team of Danish experts boarded the U-boat to secure the 16 torpedoes and other munitions still on board.

    Sunken Treasure

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