Definitions for dardanellesˌdɑr dnˈɛlz
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
the strait between European and Asian Turkey, connecting the Aegean Sea with the Sea of Marmara. 40 mi. (64 km) long; 1–5 mi. (1.6–8 km) wide.
Category: Geography (places)
Ref: Ancient, Hellespont.
* (used with a pl. v.).
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 Nuttall Encyclopedia
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.