[kat-i-gat, kah-ti-gaht]


or Cat·te·gat

[kat-i-gat, kah-ti-gaht]
  1. a strait between Jutland and Sweden. 40–70 miles (64–113 km) wide. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for cattegat

Historical Examples of cattegat

  • The approach to this fine city from the North by the Cattegat is very charming.


    M. Pearson Thomson

  • The Cattegat was as smooth as an inland sea, and our voyage could not have been pleasanter.

    Northern Travel

    Bayard Taylor

  • She has to anchor in the Cattegat, and thus suffer two interruptions.

    Visit to Iceland

    Ida Pfeiffer

  • A branch of the family settled down on the desert coast up near the Cattegat, and this was the beginning of the hamlet.

    Ditte: Girl Alive!

    Martin Andersen Nexo

  • There he embarked for the Cattegat, with a favourable wind, and after crossing the Sound landed at Helsingburg.

British Dictionary definitions for cattegat


  1. a former spelling of Kattegat


  1. a strait between Denmark and Sweden: linked by the Sound, the Great Belt, and the Little Belt with the Baltic Sea and by the Skagerrak with the North SeaFormer spelling: Cattegat
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