Kermadec Trench

[ kur-muh-dik trench, ker-mad-ik ]

  1. an oceanic trench in the South Pacific Ocean that lies as a linear stretch from the southern end of the Tonga Trench southward to New Zealand’s North Island, with rates of convergence along the two trenches’ subduction system being among the world’s fastest.

Origin of Kermadec Trench

First recorded in 1910–15

Words Nearby Kermadec Trench Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024