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A strait in northern California connecting the Pacific Ocean and San Francisco Bay. The Golden Gate Bridge, which spans the strait, was completed in 1937.
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(Placename) a strait between the Pacific and San Francisco Bay: crossed by the Golden Gate Bridge, with a central span of 1280 m (4200 ft)
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a strait in W California, between San Francisco Bay and the Pacific. 2 mi. (3.2 km) wide.
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|Noun||1.||Golden Gate - a strait in western California that connects the San Francisco Bay with the Pacific Ocean; discovered in 1579 by Sir Francis Drake|
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