Fram Strait

[ fram-streyt ]

  1. a strait that connects the Greenland Sea to the Arctic Ocean: site of the Molloy Deep, the deepest place in the Arctic.

Origin of Fram Strait

First recorded in 1975–80; named after the Norwegian ship Fram, which, in an 1893 expedition led by Fridtjof Nansen, drifted for two years across the Arctic before exiting the Arctic through what is now known as the Fram Strait

Words Nearby Fram Strait Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023