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or Cat·te·gat

[kat-i-gat, kah-ti-gaht]
  1. a strait between Jutland and Sweden. 40–70 miles (64–113 km) wide.
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Historical Examples of kattegat

  • And here the schooner began to feel in earnest the breezes of the Kattegat.

    A Journey to the Centre of the Earth

    Jules Verne

  • As we meet the fresh breeze at the entrance to the Kattegat, a barquentine, under full sail, glides past us without a sound.

  • The little steamer advanced upon the rolling Kattegat, with great flocks of white-winged sea-gulls following in its wake.

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

    Zones of the Spirit

    August Strindberg

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

British Dictionary definitions for kattegat


  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 SeaFormer spelling: Cattegat
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