a part of the Atlantic Ocean bounded by Central America, the West Indies, and South America. About 750,000 square miles (1,943,000 square kilometers); greatest known depth 22,788 feet (6,946 meters).
- Also called Caribbean.
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How to use Caribbean Sea in a sentence
Low Pressure Atlantic Ocean High Pressure Low Pressure Gulf of Mexico Caribbean Sea Typical path for storms forming under this setup.How tropical storms and hurricanes have hit U.S. shores with unparalleled frequency | Jason Samenow, Kasha Patel, Hannah Faith Dormido, Laris Karklis | September 29, 2021 | Washington Post
Since the entire Caribbean Sea could be severely harmed, impacting coastal communities and tourism, they say the problem is one the entire region needs to solve together — now.A stranded oil tanker at risk of spilling in the Caribbean looks to be safe — for now | Jariel Arvin | October 22, 2020 | Vox
They suggested at once the ancient inhabitants from whom the Caribbean Sea has taken its name.Gardens of the Caribbees, v. 1/2 | Ida May Hill Starr
Montezuma had heard of the arrival, in the islands of the Caribbean Sea, of the strangers from another hemisphere.Hernando Cortez | John S. C. Abbott
The significance is unmistakable: Europe has now little mercantile interest in the Caribbean Sea.The Interest of America in Sea Power, Present and Future | A. T. Mahan
British Dictionary definitions for Caribbean Sea
an almost landlocked sea, part of the Atlantic Ocean, bounded by the Caribbean islands, Central America, and the N coast of South America. Area: 2 718 200 sq km (1 049 500 sq miles)
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Cultural definitions for Caribbean Sea
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