or Middle Passage
the part of the Atlantic Ocean between the west coast of Africa and the West Indies: the longest part of the journey formerly made by slave ships.
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Origin of middle passage
First recorded in 1780–90
Words nearby middle passage
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Example sentences from the Web for middle passage
What a thing of life (and death) to walk the middle-passage; to fly in and out of African bays and creeks!Punch - Volume 25 (Jul-Dec 1853)|Various
British Dictionary definitions for middle passage
the middle passage history the journey across the Atlantic Ocean from the W coast of Africa to the Caribbean: the longest part of the journey of the slave ships sailing to the Caribbean or the Americas
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