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(formerly) the mainland of America adjacent to the Caribbean Sea, especially the area between the mouth of the Orinoco River and the Isthmus of Panama.
the Caribbean Sea: the route of the Spanish treasure galleons and a former haunt of pirates.
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Carthagena, a magnificent city and the capital of the Spanish Main, was Drake's next objective.Drake, Nelson and Napoleon|Walter Runciman
All along the Spanish Main, wherever there is more than one fort, you will find them linked together by tunnels.The White Mice|Richard Harding Davis
Mr. Stewart had in his diplomatic capacity seen many of the pirates who abounded on the Spanish Main in those days.Memoirs|Charles Godfrey Leland
He sailed on the Spanish Main, and brought back with him a great deal of money which he had made in trade—or otherwise.Wit and Wisdom of Lord Tredegar|Godfrey Charles Morgan
When he was told that your uncle Jasper had died of a malaria out on the Spanish Main, a smile came upon his face.The Golden Galleon|Robert Leighton
British Dictionary definitions for Spanish Main
the mainland of Spanish America, esp the N coast of South America from the Isthmus of Panama to the mouth of the Orinoco River, Venezuela
the Caribbean Sea, the S part of which in colonial times was the route of Spanish treasure galleons and the haunt of pirates
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