Davis Strait

  1. a strait between Canada and Greenland, connecting Baffin Bay and the Atlantic. 200–500 miles (320–800 km) wide.

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How to use Davis Strait in a sentence

  • The southern coast of Greenland was explored and Davis Strait was crossed, but the illusive opening was not found.

    The Colonization of North America | Herbert Eugene Bolton
  • In the southern part of Davis Strait they encountered great fields of floating ice on which were many herds of seals.

    Three Boys in the Wild North Land | Egerton Ryerson Young
  • "I almost wish we had taken the east coast route and gone through Davis Strait," remarked Whittinghame.

    The Dreadnought of the Air | Percy F. Westerman
  • On Davis Strait a few important isthmuses must be mentioned.

    The Central Eskimo | Franz Boas
  • The only places where it seems to be unknown are Davis Strait and Aggo.

    The Central Eskimo | Franz Boas

British Dictionary definitions for Davis Strait

Davis Strait

/ (ˈdeɪvɪs) /

  1. a strait between Baffin Island, in Canada, and Greenland

Origin of Davis Strait

named after John Davis (??1550–1605), English navigator

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