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English Channel

noun
1.
an arm of the Atlantic between S England and N France, connected with the North Sea by the Strait of Dover. 350 miles (565 km) long; 20–100 miles (32–160 km) wide.
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  • He had jumped overboard in the English Channel from the Calais boat, and his body had not been found.

    Marion Darche F. Marion Crawford
  • "So that's the famous English Channel, is it," she observed, a moment later.

    Kent Knowles: Quahaug Joseph C. Lincoln
  • The English Channel is therefore a very effective dividing line between two peoples completely different in every characteristic.

    France Gordon Cochrane Home
  • Simeon's wife and two daughters were lost in the English Channel.

    The Tyranny of the Dark Hamlin Garland
  • Approach A was used for traffic bound towards the western approach to the English Channel.

    The Crisis of the Naval War John Rushworth Jellicoe
  • He is still, in all probability, crossing and recrossing the English Channel.

    A Padre in France George A. Birmingham
  • Just below the town the two rivers unite, and make their way through mud-banks to the English Channel.

  • Penzance is on the south, and faces the English Channel on the south.

    The Air Pirate Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
British Dictionary definitions for English Channel

English Channel

noun
1.
an arm of the Atlantic Ocean between S England and N France, linked with the North Sea by the Strait of Dover. Length: about 560 km (350 miles). Width: between 32 km (20 miles) and 161 km (100 miles) French name La Manche
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English Channel in Culture

English Channel definition


Arm of the Atlantic Ocean between France and Britain.

Note: Its cold, choppy waters have been a popular challenge for long-distance swimmers.
Note: A formation of high bluffs on the British side of the English Channel is known as the White Cliffs of Dover.
Note: A tunnel under the channel connects England and France via auto-carrying train service.
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