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English Channel

An arm of the Atlantic Ocean between France and England, opening to the North Sea through the Strait of Dover. The English Channel is crossed by various ferry routes as well as by an undersea rail tunnel (opened 1994).

English Channel

n
(Placename) an arm of the Atlantic Ocean between S England and N France, linked with the North Sea by the Strait of Dover. Length: about 560 km (350 miles). Width: between 32 km (20 miles) and 161 km (100 miles). French name: La Manche

Eng′lish Chan′nel


n.
an arm of the Atlantic between S England and N France, connected with the North Sea by the Strait of Dover. 350 mi. (565 km) long; 20–100 mi. (32–160 km) wide.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.English Channel - an arm of the Atlantic Ocean that forms a channel between France and BritainEnglish Channel - an arm of the Atlantic Ocean that forms a channel between France and Britain
Battle of the Spanish Armada - in the English Channel a small fleet of British ships successfully defeated the large armada sent from Spain by Philip II to invade England
Channel Island - any of a group of British islands in the English Channel off the northern coast of France
Atlantic, Atlantic Ocean - the 2nd largest ocean; separates North and South America on the west from Europe and Africa on the east
Solent - a strait of the English Channel between the coast of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight
Isle of Wight, Wight - an isle and county of southern England in the English Channel
Translations
Englannin kanaali
Ermarsund

English Channel

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the English Channel → la MancheEnglish Heritage n organisme britannique de protection du patrimoine historique

English Channel

n the English Channelil Canale della Manica
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2 nautical miles, which is approximately 21 land miles, according to the Channel Swimming Association official website.
He was only wearing a latex swimming cap, an ordinary swimsuit, and goggles - the standard outfit under the rules of Channel Swimming AssocIation (CSA).
A spokesperson for the Channel Swimming and Piloting Federation said of the tragedy this weekend: "It is an extreme sport, we know the risks.
A spokesman for the governing body, the Channel Swimming and Piloting Federation, confirmed a man had died.
The Channel Swimming and Piloting Federation said: "It's an extreme sport and we know the risks.
Governing body the Channel Swimming and Piloting Federation said yesterday: "A swimmer was taken from the water less than a mile from the finish in France.
Under the rules of the Channel Swimming Association he was allowed to wear a pair of ordinary swimming trunks, a hat, and goggles to complete the gruelling endurance event.
It was on August 16, 1951, that Jenny swam from France to England in 13 hours and 55 minutes - an achievement which won her a place in the Record Book of the Channel Swimming Association.
Susan was swimming under the guidance of the Channel Swimming Association when she collapsed just one mile from the French coast.
Susan Taylor, 34, collapsed just one mile from the French coast as she swam under the guidance of the Channel Swimming Association, which officially authorises attempts, on Sunday.
The Channel Swimming Association, which organises the swim between England and France, said: "Susan was one mile from France.
A boat with a representative from the Channel Swimming Association to officiate the swim, six friends and family to feed and support him will follow Scott as he swims.