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noun (used with a plural verb)
  1. 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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Ancient Hellespont.
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  1. the strait between the Aegean and the Sea of Marmara, separating European from Asian TurkeyAncient name: Hellespont
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