- The, a channel between the Isle of Wight and the mainland of S England. 2–5 miles (3.2–8 km) wide.
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Examples from the Web for solent
Unless we can intercept the vessel that bears him across the Solent.The Young Cavalier
Percy F. Westerman
All the ships on this side of it will have time to work up the Solent.Cradock Nowell, Vol. 2 (of 3)
Richard Doddridge Blackmore
In front sparkled the waters of the Solent, the Bond Street of ocean highways.
A slight knock on the head while swimming in the Solent—that is all.
It lies on the estuary of the Lymington, which opens into the Solent.
- the Solent a strait of the English Channel between the coast of Hampshire, on the English mainland, and the Isle of Wight. Width: up to 6 km (4 miles)
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