Molloy Deep

[ muh-loi-deep ]

  1. the deepest place in the Arctic, located in the Fram Strait, between the Greenland Sea and the Arctic Ocean, with a depth of 18,210 feet (5,550 meters).

Origin of Molloy Deep

First recorded in 1970–75; named after Arthur E. Molloy (1923–2011), a U.S. Navy hydrographer who worked in the North Atlantic, North Pacific, and Arctic Oceans
  • Also called Mol·loy Hole [muh-loi-hohl] /məˈlɔɪ ˈhoʊl/ .

Words Nearby Molloy Deep Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023