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Gulf Stream

n.
A warm ocean current of the northern Atlantic Ocean off eastern North America. It originates in the Gulf of Mexico and, as the Florida Current, passes through the Straits of Florida and then flows northward along the southeast coast of the United States. North of Cape Hatteras the Gulf Stream veers northeastward into the Atlantic Ocean, where it splits to form the North Atlantic Drift and the Canary Current.

Gulf Stream

n
1. (Physical Geography) a relatively warm ocean current flowing northeastwards off the Atlantic coast of the US from the Gulf of Mexico
2. (Physical Geography) another name for North Atlantic Drift

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n.
a warm ocean current flowing N from the Gulf of Mexico, along the E coast of the U.S., to an area off the SE coast of Newfoundland, where it becomes the western terminus of the North Atlantic Current.

Gulf Stream

A warm ocean current of the northern Atlantic Ocean off eastern North America. It flows northward and eastward from the Gulf of Mexico, eventually dividing into several branches. A major branch continues eastward to warm the coast and moderate the climate of northwest Europe.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Gulf Stream - a warm ocean current that flows from the Gulf of Mexico northward through the Atlantic OceanGulf stream - a warm ocean current that flows from the Gulf of Mexico northward through the Atlantic Ocean
ocean current - the steady flow of surface ocean water in a prevailing direction
Translations

Gulf Stream

n
the Gulf Stream → le Gulf StreamGulf War n
the Gulf War → la guerre du Golfe

Gulf Stream

n the Gulf Streamla corrente del Golfo
References in classic literature ?
The most remarkable of these is known by the name of the Gulf Stream. Science has decided on the globe the direction of five principal currents: one in the North Atlantic, a second in the South, a third in the North Pacific, a fourth in the South, and a fifth in the Southern Indian Ocean.
The air is an unstable medium at best, and quite without warning, at an acute angle, he entered an aerial tide which he recognized as the gulf stream of wind that poured through the drafty-mouthed Golden Gate.
"The poison may be a mere stratum or layer in the ether--a mephitic Gulf Stream across that mighty ocean in which we float.
Huge mats of sargassum weed were scattered throughout the Gulf Stream's water from Key West north to the Carolinas and--throughout the Caribbean waters.
This, along with a warmer Gulf Stream, added more moisture to the air and led to heavier snowfall.
This in turn is likely to have knock-on effects on the Gulf Stream, reducing the passage of warm water towards the UK, say experts.
The Turanor PlanetSolar, the world's largest solar-powered boat, has finished its journey along the Gulf Stream after docking in Paris in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower.
The board of directors of Gulf Stream Marine Inc reported on Tuesday the election of Kevin Bourbonnais as its chief executive officer.
The Gulf Stream moves warm water from the Gulf of Mexico to the North Atlantic and without it winters would be cooler.
Manchester University atmospheric scientist Professor Geraint Vaughan said the Met Office is exploring whether the melting Arctic ice is pushing the Gulf Stream further north and this is impacting our weather.
Warm Gulf Stream waters off the east coast of North America are converting large amounts of the substance into methane gas, which could lead to underwater landslides and influence global climate.

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