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

  • A channel of western British Columbia, Canada, separating the Queen Charlotte Islands from coastal islands off the mainland of the province.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A strait that runs between Haida Gwaii and mainland British Columbia.


Named by English explorer George Henry Richards after his surveying vessel, the HMS Hecate, in 1861 or 1862. (Wiktionary)


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