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[minch] /mɪntʃ/
a sea channel between mainland Scotland and the Outer Hebrides islands. 25–45 miles (40–70 km) wide.
See also Little Minch.
Also called North Minch. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • My dear, Mrs. Minch took her in her arms, Bess is better off.

    In Wild Rose Time Amanda M. Douglas
  • Neither clay nor sand nor stones would gather under the ice upon the steep rocks that face the Minch.

  • By-and-by, however, a great change took place, and the big ice-sheet melted off the Long Island and vanished from the Minch.

  • In other words, these boulders have travelled across the island from the shores of the Minch to the Atlantic sea-board.

  • This island is extremely bare in many places, more especially over all the region that slopes to the Minch.

  • They then passed away to north and south, along the hollow now occupied by the Minch, following the same path as the bottom-ice.

  • On the day when the fog fell and we ran down Alan's boat, we had been running through the Little Minch.

    Kidnapped Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Abundance on one side of the Minch, destitution (for no earthly or apparent reason) on the other!

  • Beyond the bay is the Minch, bounded in the extreme distance by the Isle of Skye.

    Gairloch In North-West Ross-Shire John H. Dixon, F.S.A. Scot
  • It forms a broad bay, land-locked on right and left, and open to the Minch on the north.

    Gairloch In North-West Ross-Shire John H. Dixon, F.S.A. Scot
British Dictionary definitions for Minch


the Minch, a channel of the Atlantic divided into the North Minch between the mainland of Scotland and the Isle of Lewis, and the Little Minch between the Isle of Skye and Harris and North Uist
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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