Solent


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So·lent

 (sō′lənt)
A narrow channel between the Isle of Wight and the southern mainland of England. The Solent provides access to the port of Southampton.
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Solent

(ˈsəʊlənt)
n
(Placename) the Solent a strait of the English Channel between the coast of Hampshire, on the English mainland, and the Isle of Wight. Width: up to 6 km (4 miles)
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So•lent

(ˈsoʊ lənt)

n.
The, a channel between the Isle of Wight and the mainland of S England. 2–5 mi. (3.2–8 km) wide.
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Noun1.Solent - a strait of the English Channel between the coast of Hampshire and the Isle of WightSolent - a strait of the English Channel between the coast of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight
English Channel - an arm of the Atlantic Ocean that forms a channel between France and Britain
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References in classic literature ?
To right and left the long blue curve of the Solent lapped in a fringe of foam upon the yellow beach.
The yellow cog had now shot out from the narrow waters of the Solent, and was plunging and rolling on the long heave of the open channel.
Raffles stood at the door, frowning out upon the Solent, but for an instant he turned to me with a sniff.
Here we were near Gibraltar, and not a word since the Solent. He shook his head with a smile.
I came back here in time for the great review in the Solent. I have seen the most magnificent ships and the most splendid naval discipline the world has ever known.
We entered the Solent about ten o'clock one morning, and I must confess that my heart sank as we came close to shore.
The views from the bridge as the sun comes up over the Solent are magical.
They are two of four forts built in the Solent during the late 1770s as part of fortifications designed to prevent an expected French invasion of the UK.
The holders were defeated 88-74 in Sunday's National Trophy final by an in-form Team Solent.
SOLENT THE Bramble Bank cricket match in the middle of the Solent.