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Dar·da·nelles(där′dn-ĕlz′) Formerly Hel·les·pont (hĕl′ĭ-spŏnt′)
A strait connecting the Aegean Sea with the Sea of Marmara. An important shipping channel, it marks the conventional boundary between Asia and Europe.
(Placename) the strait between the Aegean and the Sea of Marmara, separating European from Asian Turkey. Ancient name: Hellespont
n. (used with a pl. v.)
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. Ancient, Hellespont.
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|Noun||1.||Dardanelles - the strait between the Aegean and the Sea of Marmara that separates European Turkey from Asian Turkey|
|2.||Dardanelles - 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|
First World War, Great War, War to End War, World War 1, World War I - a war between the allies (Russia, France, British Empire, Italy, United States, Japan, Rumania, Serbia, Belgium, Greece, Portugal, Montenegro) and the Central Powers (Germany, Austria-Hungary, Turkey, Bulgaria) from 1914 to 1918