Solent

[ soh-luh nt ]
/ ˈsoʊ lənt /

noun

The, a channel between the Isle of Wight and the mainland of S England. 2–5 miles (3.2–8 km) wide.

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Solent
/ (ˈsəʊlənt) /

noun

the Solent a strait of the English Channel between the coast of Hampshire, on the English mainland, and the Isle of Wight. Width: up to 6 km (4 miles)
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