Goodwin Sands

Goodwin Sands

[good-win]
noun
a line of shoals at the N entrance to the Strait of Dover, off the SE coast of England. 10 miles (16 km) long.
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Goodwin Sands (ˈɡʊdwɪn)
 
pl n
a dangerous stretch of shoals at the entrance to the Strait of Dover: separated from the E coast of Kent by the Downs roadstead

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goodwin sands

line of shoals trending northeast to southwest for 10 miles (16 km) at the entrance to the Strait of Dover from the North Sea and lying about 6 miles (10 km) off the Kent coast of England. The shifting sands form shelter for the anchorage of The Downs and are partly exposed at low water. They present a major hazard to navigation, however, and are frequently the scene of wrecks, in spite of lights and bell buoys.

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