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Gulf Stream

n.
A warm ocean current of the northern Atlantic Ocean off eastern North America. It originates in the Gulf of Mexico and, as the Florida Current, passes through the Straits of Florida and then flows northward along the southeast coast of the United States. North of Cape Hatteras the Gulf Stream veers northeastward into the Atlantic Ocean, where it splits to form the North Atlantic Drift and the Canary Current.

Gulf Stream

n
1. (Physical Geography) a relatively warm ocean current flowing northeastwards off the Atlantic coast of the US from the Gulf of Mexico
2. (Physical Geography) another name for North Atlantic Drift

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n.
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.

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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Noun1.Gulf Stream - a warm ocean current that flows from the Gulf of Mexico northward through the Atlantic OceanGulf stream - a warm ocean current that flows from the Gulf of Mexico northward through the Atlantic Ocean
ocean current - the steady flow of surface ocean water in a prevailing direction
Translations

Gulf Stream

n
the Gulf Stream → le Gulf StreamGulf War n
the Gulf War → la guerre du Golfe

Gulf Stream

n the Gulf Streamla corrente del Golfo
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