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Kattegat

or Cat·te·gat

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

Kattegat

noun
  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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