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Grand Banks

or Grand Bank

an extensive shoal SE of Newfoundland: fishing grounds. 350 miles (565 km) long; 40,000 sq. mi. (104,000 sq. km). Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Far in the north a curtain of mist hung on the sea, dense, motionless as the fog on the Grand Banks.

    The Mystery of Choice Robert William Chambers
  • It was dense, however; dense as if it were enshrouding the Grand Banks, and of the same impenetrable, milky consistency.

    The Automobilist Abroad

    M. F. (Milburg Francisco) Mansfield
  • No; about three or four British vessels now fish on the Grand Banks, where hundreds once cast anchor.

    Canada and the Canadians, Vol. 2 Richard Henry Bonnycastle
  • Mr. Boxhall testified that he had crossed the Grand Banks many times, but had never seen field-ice before.

    The Loss of the SS. Titanic Lawrence Beesley
  • Allusion has been made to the number of fishermen frequenting the Grand Banks in 1578.

  • The salt bankers were almost ready to leave––twenty-eight or thirty sail fitting out for the Grand Banks.

    The Seiners

    James B. (James Brendan) Connolly
  • Anyway, wireless or no wireless, you are not going on a fishing cruise to the Grand Banks.

    Walter and the Wireless Sara Ware Bassett
  • But something was spotted off the Grand Banks, early this morning, going like hell and apparently out of control.

    The Sex Life of the Gods Michael Knerr
  • Made a trip once to the Grand Banks with Ezra; must be all of thirty years ago.

    Jim Spurling, Fisherman

    Albert Walter Tolman
  • My cousin who accompanied me had as a boy “run away and gone to sea” cod-fishing on the Grand Banks.

    Memoirs Charles Godfrey Leland
British Dictionary definitions for Grand Banks

Grand Banks

plural noun
a part of the continental shelf in the Atlantic, extending for about 560 km (350 miles) off the SE coast of Newfoundland: meeting place of the cold Labrador Current and the warm Gulf Stream, producing frequent fogs and formerly rich fishing grounds
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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