Laptev Sea

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Lap·tev Sea

 (lăp′tĕf′, -tĕv′, läp′tyĭf)
A section of the Arctic Ocean north of eastern Russia between the Taymyr Peninsula and the New Siberian Islands. It is icebound most of the year.

Laptev Sea

(Placename) a shallow arm of the Arctic Ocean, along the N coast of Russia between the Taimyr Peninsula and the New Siberian Islands. Former name: Nordenskjöld Sea

Lap′tev Sea′

(ˈlæp tɛf, -tɛv)
an arm of the Arctic Ocean N of the Russian Federation in Asia, between the Taimyr Peninsula and the New Siberian Islands. Formerly, Nordenskjöld Sea.
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Noun1.Laptev Sea - part of the Arctic Ocean to the north of Siberia (between the Taimyr Peninsula and the New Siberian Islands) that is icebound most of the year
Arctic Ocean - ice covered waters surrounding the North Pole; mostly covered with solid ice or with ice floes and icebergs
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encountered little ice in the Barents and Kara seas, but sailed through ice up to 30 centimeter thick in the Laptev Sea and the Bering Strait, Gazprom said.