Definitions for dardanellesˌdɑr dnˈɛlz
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Dardanelles, Canakkale Bogazi, Hellespont(noun)
the strait between the Aegean and the Sea of Marmara that separates European Turkey from Asian Turkey
Dardanelles, Dardanelles campaign(noun)
the unsuccessful campaign in World War I (1915) by the English and French to open a passage for aid to Russia; defeated by the Turks
The strait connecting the Sea of Marmara with the Aegean Sea to the west.
The Dardanelles, formerly known as Hellespont, is a narrow strait in northwestern Turkey connecting the Aegean Sea to the Sea of Marmara. It is one of the Turkish Straits, along with its counterpart, the Bosphorus. It is located at approximately 40°13′N 26°26′E / 40.217°N 26.433°E. The strait is 61 kilometres long but only 1.2 to 6 kilometres wide, averaging 55 metres deep with a maximum depth of 103 metres. Water flows in both directions along the strait, from the Sea of Marmara to the Aegean via a surface current and in the opposite direction via an undercurrent. Like the Bosphorus, it separates Europe from the mainland of Asia. The strait is an international waterway, and together with the Bosphorus, the Dardanelles connects the Black Sea to the Mediterranean Sea. A suspension bridge project has been planned, connecting Saricay on the Asian side to Kilitbahir on the European side. At this point, the strait is narrowest.
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a strait extending between the Archipelago and the Sea of Marmora, anciently called the Hellespont, 40 m. long, from 1 to 4 broad; commanded by Turkey, both sides of the strait being strongly fortified.
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