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Menai Strait

[men-ahy] /ˈmɛn aɪ/
a strait between Anglesey Island and the mainland of NW Wales. 14 miles (23 km) long. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • He shares with Stephenson the merit of constructing the great tubular bridge across the Menai Strait.

  • It is a beautiful little town situated on the southern side of the Menai Strait at nearly its western extremity.

    Wild Wales George Borrow
  • Beneath the suspension-bridge across the Menai Strait in Wales, close to one of the main piers, is a remarkably fine echo.

    Ten Thousand Wonderful Things Edmund Fillingham King
British Dictionary definitions for Menai Strait

Menai Strait

a channel of the Irish Sea between the island of Anglesey and the mainland of NW Wales: famous suspension bridge (1819–26) designed by Thomas Telford and tubular bridge (1846–50) by Robert Stephenson. Length: 24 km (15 miles). Width: up to 3 km (2 miles)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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