from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A narrow channel between the Isle of Wight and the southern mainland of England. The Solent provides access to the port of Southampton.
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- proper n. A stretch of sea separating Hampshire from the Isle of Wight
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- n. a strait of the English Channel between the coast of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight
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