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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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(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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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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|Noun||1.||Solent - 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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