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land bridge

n.
A neck of land that connects two landmasses; an isthmus.

land bridge

n
(Physical Geography) a connecting tract of land between two continents, enabling animals to pass from one continent to the other

land′ bridge`

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n.
an actual or hypothetical strip of land that connects adjacent continental landmasses and serves as a route of dispersal for plants and animals.
[1895–1900]

land bridge

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A neck of land that connects two landmasses; an isthmus.
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The last giant of Beringia; the mystery of the Bering Land Bridge.
The Tlingit migrated across the Bering Land Bridge from--
the American Enterprise Institute on March 8, he talked about recreating "the historic Afghan land bridge that will establish a single economic zone composed of Central Asia, South Asia, and Southwest Asia.
To them, the Middle East was an oil-rich strategic land bridge between Europe, Asia and Africa, and Palestine was the entity capable of protecting the Suez Canal.
The idea that the Western Hemisphere was first peopled by a migration of Asians who reached the New World via a land bridge across the Bering Straits was proposed as early as the 16th century by the Jesuit chronicler Padre Jose de Acosta.
Dr Vincent Gaffney, director of the University's Institute of Archaeology and Antiquity and lead investigator on the project added: 'We intend to extend the project to visualise the whole of the now submerged land bridge that previously joined Britain to northern Europe as one land mass, providing scientists with a new insight into the previous human occupation of the North Sea.
The breakthrough opens a land bridge to neighbouring Uzbekistan, allowing weapons and supplies to the opposition Alliance and give US-led forces their first major staging ground.
By the time humans entered the stage via the Bering land bridge, the continent's flora and fauna had been radically and repeatedly transformed by such forces as fluctuations in climate and continental shift.
For example, the Panama Canal Railway Company, which began operations this year, has created a land bridge between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans that will entrench Panama as a cargo hub.
During the Ice Age (which ended about ten thousand years ago), an eight-hundred-mile-wide strip of land called the Bering Land Bridge connected Alaska to Russia.
The guardian spirit, Tahmahnawis, builds a land bridge over Che-Wana (the Columbia River) as a sign of peace between the brothers.
Once, most archaeologists agreed that ancient hunters moved southward over the Bering Land Bridge into Alaska, onto the southern plains of Texas and finally to Tierra del Fuego at the southern tip of South America, completing this enormous journey in about 1,300 years.