a ship route along the N coast of Europe and Asia, between the North Sea and the Pacific.
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How to use Northeast Passage in a sentence
But he went on to navigate the Northeast Passage as well as reach the North Pole in a record-breaking flight at the age of 53.
Up went hopes again for the Northeast Passage, and the twenty thousand pounds!Vikings of the Pacific | Agnes C. Laut
There must be no myth of a Northeast Passage left lurking in any of the many inlets of this spider-shaped sea.Vikings of the Pacific | Agnes C. Laut
The desire to reach India influenced Dutch statesmen to attempt to find a Northeast Passage.The Colonization of North America | Herbert Eugene Bolton
But at least their returning in a contrary direction to the "Vega" would prove the feasibility of the Northeast Passage.The Waif of the "Cynthia" | Andr Laurie and Jules Verne
Their principal object was not so much the charting of northern Siberia as the discovery and navigation of the Northeast Passage.Vitus Bering: the Discoverer of Bering Strait | Peter Lauridsen
British Dictionary definitions for Northeast Passage
a shipping route along the Arctic coasts of Europe and Asia, between the Atlantic and Pacific: first navigated by Nordenskjöld (1878–79)
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