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Northwest Passage


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. Sea route through the Arctic Ocean, connecting the Atlantic and the Pacific Ocean.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. a passage or communication by sea between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans along the north coast of America, long sought for by navigators.
  • n.

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

  • n. a water route between the Atlantic Ocean and the Pacific Ocean along the northern coast of North America; Europeans since the 16th century had searched for a short route to the Far East before it was successfully traversed by Roald Amundsen (1903-1906)


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