or Cat·te·gat

[ kat-i-gat, kah-ti-gaht ]

  1. a strait between Jutland and Sweden. 40–70 miles (64–113 km) wide.

Words Nearby Kattegat

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How to use Kattegat in a sentence

  • It may be well to notice that to go from the Kattegat to the Baltic is up, although from north to south.

    The Life of Nelson, Vol. II. (of 2) | A. T. (Alfred Thayer) Mahan
  • They were now in the Kattegat, and John was sitting on the upper deck when he heard a loud noise beneath him of voices and cries.

    The Growth of a Soul | August Strindberg
  • Fires are stated to have been used on the two towers of Nidingen, in the Kattegat, until 1846.

  • They were driven down the Kattegat in their boats by the ice as far as the coast of Denmark, and there they remained.

  • A year previous an earthquake took place which had its centre in the Kattegat.

    Zones of the Spirit | August Strindberg

British Dictionary definitions for Kattegat


/ (ˈkætɪˌɡæt) /

  1. a strait between Denmark and Sweden: linked by the Sound, the Great Belt, and the Little Belt with the Baltic Sea and by the Skagerrak with the North Sea: Former spelling: Cattegat

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