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A narrow strait separating European and Asian Turkey and joining the Black Sea with the Sea of Marmara. It has been an important trade route since ancient times.


(ˈbɒspərəs) or


(Placename) the Bosporus a strait between European and Asian Turkey, linking the Black Sea and the Sea of Marmara


(ˈbɒs pər əs)

also Bos•pho•rus


a strait connecting the Black Sea and the Sea of Marmara. 18 mi. (29 km) long.
Bos′po•ran, Bos•po•ran•ic (ˌbɒs pəˈræn ɪk) Bos•po•ri•an (bɒˈspɔr i ən, -ˈspoʊr-) adj.
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Noun1.Bosporus - a strait connecting the Mediterranean and the Black SeaBosporus - a strait connecting the Mediterranean and the Black Sea; separates the European and Asian parts of Turkey; an important shipping route
Republic of Turkey, Turkey - a Eurasian republic in Asia Minor and the Balkans; on the collapse of the Ottoman Empire in 1918, the Young Turks, led by Kemal Ataturk, established a republic in 1923


n the Bosporusder Bosporus
References in classic literature ?
The Golden Horn is a narrow arm of the sea, which branches from the Bosporus (a sort of broad river which connects the Marmora and Black Seas,) and, curving around, divides the city in the middle.
On the other bank of the Bosporus is Scutari and other suburbs of Constantinople.
It is handsomely and neatly fitted up, but no man could handle it well in the turbulent currents that sweep down the Bosporus from the Black Sea, and few men could row it satisfactorily even in still water.
He ceas'd; and SATAN staid not to reply, But glad that now his Sea should find a shore, With fresh alacritie and force renew'd Springs upward like a Pyramid of fire Into the wilde expanse, and through the shock Of fighting Elements, on all sides round Environ'd wins his way; harder beset And more endanger'd, then when ARGO pass'd Through BOSPORUS betwixt the justling Rocks: Or when ULYSSES on the Larbord shunnd CHARYBDIS, and by th' other whirlpool steard.
Activity in the Bosporus has been high since last week and continued to be so.
God willing, we will lay the foundation for a new canal parallel to the Bosporus, what we call the Istanbul Canal--my dream--most likely at the end of this year or at the beginning of 2018," Erdogan said.
According to the Defense Ministry, the Liman collided with another ship, Ashot-7, about 40km northwest from the Bosporus Strait.
30pm when the 40-year-old who was driving along Bosporus Street in Paralimni, ignored a stop sign and entered another street where he crashed into a car driven by a 29-year-old man.
Curator Caroline de Guitaut adjusts Queen Elizabeth II's wedding dress designed by Sir Norman Hartnell in 1947, during a press preview for Fashioning a Reign: 90 Years of Style from The Queen's Wardrobe, an exhibition at Buckingham Palace in London | Pro-government supporters protest on Istanbul's iconic Bosporus Bridge.
The Turkish military authorities closed the two key Bosporus bridges on Friday amid recurring gunfire shooting in some locations in Istanbul, the NTV channel said.
ySTANBUL (CyHAN)- A warplane belonging to Russian army passed through ystanbul's Bosporus Strait under tight surveillance by Turkish coast guard teams on Thursday.
The show is broadcast on a new channel - See TV - and is recorded on a boat that floats in the Bosporus in Istanbul.