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Solent

[soh-luh nt] /ˈsoʊ lənt/
noun
1.
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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  • 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.

    The Message Louis Tracy
  • A slight knock on the head while swimming in the Solent—that is all.

    The Message Louis Tracy
  • It lies on the estuary of the Lymington, which opens into the Solent.

  • If a Scotch designer, build in Scotland; if a Solent designer, build there.

    Yachting Vol. 1 Various.
  • Unfortunately, there is a lamentable deficiency of these mariners on the Solent.

    Yachting Vol. 1 Various.
  • Lastly, let no yachtsman speak contemptuously of the Solent.

    Yachting Vol. 1 Various.
  • The clubs did their duty, as fifteen races were given to the class on the Solent.

    Yachting Vol. 1 Various.
  • This year was noticeable for the activity of ladies on the Solent.

    Yachting Vol. 1 Various.
British Dictionary definitions for Solent

Solent

/ˈsəʊlənt/
noun
1.
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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