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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Da′vis Strait′(n.)

  1. a strait between Canada and Greenland, connecting Baffin Bay and the Atlantic. 200–500 mi. (320–800 km) wide.

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  1. Davis Strait

    Davis Strait is a northern arm of the Labrador Sea. It lies between mid-western Greenland and Nunavut, Canada's Baffin Island. To the north is Baffin Bay. The strait was named for the English explorer John Davis, who explored the area while seeking a Northwest Passage. By the 1650s it was used for whale hunting.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Davis Strait

    strait connecting Baffin's Bay with the Atlantic, discovered by John Davis (q. v.).

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