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Baffin Bay

noun
1.
a part of the Arctic Ocean between W Greenland and E Baffin Island.
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  • The whaling in Baffin Bay shows a sudden falling off and it seems that the number of ships will be greatly reduced.

    The Central Eskimo Franz Boas
  • Still the floes were far heavier than those met with in Baffin Bay, and by no means to be despised.

    The Great Frozen Sea Albert Hastings Markham
  • Captain Irvine was anxious to reach the northern point of Baffin Bay, where whales were said to abound.

    Archibald Hughson W.H.G. Kingston
  • The voyage of the "Nautilus" was uneventful until she was far to the northward in Baffin Bay.

    Among the Esquimaux Edward S. Ellis
  • The current continued the wrong way and the floe upon which they were drifting carried them toward Baffin Bay.

    The Greater Republic Charles Morris
  • The tides along the northern coast of Greenland are due mainly to the large rise-and-fall occurring at the head of Baffin Bay.

    The North Pole Robert E. Peary
  • By daylight—about five o'clock, after a light meal—we were over Baffin Bay.

    Tarrano the Conqueror Raymond King Cummings
  • The ocean current which sweeps past this cape, and opens the way to the other side of Baffin Bay, is wonderful.

    North-Pole Voyages Zachariah Atwell Mudge
  • It's rather a bad sign, although, of course, there may be a higher temperature in the corresponding latitude in Baffin Bay.

    The Dreadnought of the Air Percy F. Westerman
  • The ships were last seen by civilized men in Baffin Bay, whence they passed from the knowledge of the world.

British Dictionary definitions for Baffin Bay

Baffin Bay

/ˈbæfɪn/
noun
1.
part of the Northwest Passage, situated between Baffin Island and Greenland
Word Origin
named after William Baffin, 17th-century English navigator
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