- the strait between European and Asian Turkey, connecting the Aegean Sea with the Sea of Marmara. 40 miles (64 km) long; 1–5 miles (1.6–8 km) wide.
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Examples from the Web for dardanelles
Let us inspect the fortifications in the Dardanelles at the beginning of the war in 1914.
The Dardanelles, from end to end, have a length of forty-seven miles.
In the Dardanelles the operations were rapidly coming to a head.
The attack on the Dardanelles by the warships had been a decided failure.
The movement against the forts in the Dardanelles was now begun.
- the strait between the Aegean and the Sea of Marmara, separating European from Asian TurkeyAncient name: Hellespont
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