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Gulf Stream

noun
1.
a warm ocean current flowing N from the Gulf of Mexico, along the E coast of the U.S., to an area off the SE coast of Newfoundland, where it becomes the western terminus of the North Atlantic Current.
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  • These all swam on in the same direction as the drift of the Gulf Stream.

    Tales of Fishes Zane Grey
  • The Gulf Stream was with us, and we were making not less than ten knots an hour.

    Up the River Oliver Optic
  • What, for instance, would happen to Britain were it not for the Gulf Stream?

    A Girl's Ride in Iceland Ethel Brilliana Alec-Tweedie
  • It was to avoid the Gulf Stream, which would have been setting against us.

    A Voyage round the World W.H.G. Kingston
  • The shape of the Gulf Stream may have something to do with it.

    A Voyage round the World W.H.G. Kingston
  • You know that the Gulf Stream runs along the coast of Florida.

    Ahead of the Army W. O. Stoddard
  • But how do you know the Gulf Stream from the rest of the ocean?

    The White Squall John Conroy Hutcheson
  • This same principle of temperature, then, is one of the causes of the Gulf Stream.

    The Ocean and its Wonders R.M. Ballantyne
  • Now, however, the region of the Gulf Stream is sought as a refuge.

    The Ocean and its Wonders R.M. Ballantyne
  • The Gulf Stream is the cause of many of the most furious storms.

    The Ocean and its Wonders R.M. Ballantyne
British Dictionary definitions for Gulf Stream

Gulf Stream

noun
1.
a relatively warm ocean current flowing northeastwards off the Atlantic coast of the US from the Gulf of Mexico
2.
another name for North Atlantic Drift
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Gulf Stream in Science
Gulf Stream  

A warm ocean current of the northern Atlantic Ocean off eastern North America. It flows northward and eastward from the Gulf of Mexico, eventually dividing into several branches. A major branch continues eastward to warm the coast and moderate the climate of northwest Europe.
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Gulf Stream in Culture

Gulf Stream definition


A warm current that flows out of the Gulf of Mexico and northward through the Atlantic Ocean.

The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
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