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noun
a warm ocean current flowing north from the Gulf of Mexico, along the eastern coast of the United States, to an area off the southeastern coast of Newfoundland, where it becomes the western terminus of the North Atlantic Current.
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British Dictionary definitions for Gulf Stream

Gulf Stream

noun
a relatively warm ocean current flowing northeastwards off the Atlantic coast of the US from the Gulf of Mexico
another name for North Atlantic Drift
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Scientific definitions for Gulf Stream

Gulf Stream

A warm ocean current of the northern Atlantic Ocean off eastern North America. It flows northward and eastward from the Gulf of Mexico, eventually dividing into several branches. A major branch continues eastward to warm the coast and moderate the climate of northwest Europe.
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Cultural definitions for Gulf Stream

Gulf Stream

A warm current that flows out of the Gulf of Mexico and northward through the Atlantic Ocean.

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