Peru-Chile Trench

[ puh-roo-chil-ee trench, chee-le ]

  1. an oceanic trench in the floor of the eastern Pacific Ocean off the coasts of Peru and Chile, delineating the boundary between the Nazca Plate to the west and the South American Plate to the east.

Origin of Peru-Chile Trench

First recorded in 1930–35
  • Also called A·ta·ca·ma Trench [ah-tuh-kah-muh-trench, at-uh-kam-uh] /ˈɑ təˌkɑ mə ˈtrɛntʃ, ˈæt əˌkæm ə/ .

Words Nearby Peru-Chile Trench Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023