Puerto Rico Trench

[ pwer-tuh-ree-koh trench, pwer-toh, pawr-tuh ]

  1. an elongate, flat oceanic trench in the Atlantic Ocean just north of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, and the site of the Milwaukee Deep, the Atlantic’s deepest known place: associated with a fault zone that presents significant risk of earthquakes and tsunamis.

Origin of Puerto Rico Trench

First recorded in 1900–05
  • Formerly Puer·to Ri·co Trough [pwer-tuh-ree-koh trawf, trof, pwer-toh, pawr-tuh] /ˈpwɛr tə ˈri koʊ ˈtrɔf, ˈtrɒf, ˈpwɛr toʊ, ˈpɔr tə/ .

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