Isthmus of Suez


Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to Isthmus of Suez: El Faiyum
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Isthmus of Suez - the isthmus in northeastern Egypt that connects Africa and Asia
Mentioned in ?
References in classic literature ?
I need not tell you, sir," said Ned Land, "that the Red Sea is as much closed as the Gulf, as the Isthmus of Suez is not yet cut; and, if it was, a boat as mysterious as ours would not risk itself in a canal cut with sluices.
The spot is situated a little above the Isthmus of Suez, in the arm which formerly made a deep estuary, when the Red Sea extended to the Salt Lakes.
Suez Canal is an artificial sea-level waterway running north to south across the Isthmus of Suez to connect the Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea.