[kerch; Russian kyerch]
  1. a seaport in E Crimea, in S Ukraine, on Kerch Strait.
  2. a strait connecting the Sea of Azov and the Black Sea. 25 miles (40 km) long. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Contemporary Examples of kerch

  • About $10 billion was earmarked to build a bridge across the Kerch Strait, with its unpredictable currents during spring floods.

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Historical Examples of kerch

British Dictionary definitions for kerch


  1. a port in S Ukraine on the Kerch Peninsula and the Strait of Kerch (linking the Black Sea with the Sea of Azov): founded as a Greek colony in the 6th century bc; ceded to Russia in 1774; iron-mining, steel production, and fishing. Pop: 153 000 (2005 est)
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