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Gulf Stream

a warm ocean current flowing N from the Gulf of Mexico, along the E coast of the U.S., to an area off the SE coast of Newfoundland, where it becomes the western terminus of the North Atlantic Current. Unabridged
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  • We ask ourselves whether they know what an ugly beast the gulf-stream is, that they affront him in such light armor.

    A Trip to Cuba Julia Ward Howe
  • So we often have it very mild in December if south-westerly winds bring us warm moist air from the gulf-stream.

    Island Life Alfred Russel Wallace
  • Abraham stands to the generations of earth as the gulf-stream to Europe and the isles of the sea.

  • As the wind veered and grew cooler a ribbon of haze appeared above the gulf-stream.

    The Firing Line Robert W. Chambers
  • This gulf-stream is our largest river; being the longest, broadest, and deepest.

  • Truly there is a tide in the affairs of men; but there is no gulf-stream setting forever in one direction.

    Familiar Quotations John Bartlett
  • At length a breeze from the eastward sprang up, that enabled us to stem the gulf-stream.

  • Since Luclarion left, they had fallen into that gulf-stream which nowadays runs through everybody's kitchen.

    Real Folks Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney
  • Even huge icebergs of crime must melt in the gulf-stream of infinite love.

    Talks To Farmers Charles Haddon Spurgeon
  • Are you as safe as they, when you are in the gulf-stream of perdition, and they on the shore?

    Gamblers and Gambling Henry Ward Beecher
British Dictionary definitions for gulf-stream

Gulf Stream

a relatively warm ocean current flowing northeastwards off the Atlantic coast of the US from the Gulf of Mexico
another name for North Atlantic Drift
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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gulf-stream in Science
Gulf Stream  

A warm ocean current of the northern Atlantic Ocean off eastern North America. It flows northward and eastward from the Gulf of Mexico, eventually dividing into several branches. A major branch continues eastward to warm the coast and moderate the climate of northwest Europe.
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gulf-stream in Culture

Gulf Stream definition

A warm current that flows out of the Gulf of Mexico and northward through the Atlantic Ocean.

The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
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