Magellan, Strait of

channel betw. the Atlantic and Pacific, separating the South American mainland from Tierra del Fuego.

Webster's Gazetteer. 2013.

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  • Magellan,Strait of — Magellan, Strait of A channel separating South America from Tierra del Fuego and other islands south of the continent and connecting the southern Atlantic and Pacific oceans. Ferdinand Magellan sailed through the strait in October and November… …   Universalium

  • Magellan, Strait of — Spanish Estrecho de Magallanes Strait, linking the Atlantic Ocean and Pacific Ocean, between the southern tip of South America and Tierra del Fuego. It extends westward from the Atlantic between Cape Vírgenes and Cape Espíritu Santo and curves… …   Universalium

  • Magellan, Strait of — geographical name strait 350 miles (563 kilometers) long at S end of South America between mainland & Tierra del Fuego (Archipelago) …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Magellan, Strait of — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Magellan, Ferdinand — Portuguese Fernão de Magalhães Spanish Fernando de Magallanes born с 1480, Sabrosa, or Porto?, Port. died April 27, 1521, Mactan, Phil. Portuguese navigator and explorer. Born to the nobility, Magellan from 1505 served in expeditions to the East… …   Universalium

  • strait — straitly, adv. straitness, n. /strayt/, n. 1. Often, straits. (used with a sing. v.) a narrow passage of water connecting two large bodies of water. 2. Often, straits. a position of difficulty, distress, or need: Ill and penniless, he was in sad… …   Universalium

  • MAGELLAN, FERDINAND —    Portuguese navigator; served his country first in the East Indies and Morocco, but dissatisfied with King Manuel s treatment of him, offered himself to Spain; under Charles V. s patronage he and Ruy Falero set out to reach the Moluccas by the… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Strait of Magellan — Strait of Ma|gel|lan the Strait of Magellan a narrow area of sea between Tierra del Fuego and the ↑mainland of South America. It connects the Atlantic Ocean with the Pacific Ocean and was discovered by Ferdinand Magellan in 1520 …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Magellan — may refer to: Ferdinand Magellan, a Portuguese explorer who led part of the first expedition around the world Magellan (band), a progressive rock band Magellan (search engine), a forerunner of the Excite web portal Lotus Magellan, a file manager… …   Wikipedia

  • Magellan — Magellan1 [mə jel′ən] Ferdinand 1480? 1521; Port. navigator in the service of Spain: discovered the Strait of Magellan & the Philippine Islands Magellanic [maj΄ə lan′ik] adj. Magellan2 [mə jel′ən] Strait of channel between the South American… …   English World dictionary

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