a sea channel between mainland Scotland and the Outer Hebrides islands. 25–45 miles (40–70 km) wide.See also Little Minch.

Also called North Minch.
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Historical Examples of minch

  • My dear, Mrs. Minch took her in her arms, Bess is better off.

    In Wild Rose Time

    Amanda M. Douglas

  • Neither clay nor sand nor stones would gather under the ice upon the steep rocks that face the Minch.

  • By-and-by, however, a great change took place, and the big ice-sheet melted off the Long Island and vanished from the Minch.

  • In other words, these boulders have travelled across the island from the shores of the Minch to the Atlantic sea-board.

  • This island is extremely bare in many places, more especially over all the region that slopes to the Minch.

British Dictionary definitions for minch



the Minch a channel of the Atlantic divided into the North Minch between the mainland of Scotland and the Isle of Lewis, and the Little Minch between the Isle of Skye and Harris and North Uist
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