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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • A strait connecting the Aegean Sea with the Sea of Marmara. An important shipping channel, it marks the conventional boundary between Asia and Europe.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun the strait between the Aegean and the Sea of Marmara that separates European from Asian Turkey.
  • noun 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 Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

  • noun the strait between the Aegean and the Sea of Marmara that separates European Turkey from Asian Turkey
  • noun 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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