Milwaukee Deep

[ mil-waw-kee deep ]

  1. the deepest known place in the Atlantic Ocean, located in the Puerto Rico Trench at a depth of 27,487 feet (8,378 meters): sometimes said to be within a surrounding depression (Brownson Deep ), but with no apparent distinction between the two.

Origin of Milwaukee Deep

First recorded in 1935–40; named after the cruiser USS Milwaukee, which discovered the deep (1939)
  • Also called Mil·wau·kee Depth [mil-waw-kee depth] /mɪlˈwɔ ki ˈdɛpθ/ .

Words Nearby Milwaukee Deep Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024