[tuh-wahn-tuh-pek; Spanish te-wahn-te-pek]


Isthmus of, an isthmus in S Mexico, between the Gulf of Tehuantepec and the Gulf of Campeche. 125 miles (200 km) wide at its narrowest point.
Gulf of, an inlet of the Pacific, off the S coast of Mexico. About 300 miles (485 km) wide.

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for tehuantepec

Historical Examples of tehuantepec

  • The state is traversed by the Tehuantepec railway, elsewhere described.


    Charles Reginald Enock

  • It swept over the ancient Aztec empire down to the Isthmus of Tehuantepec.

  • Then I shall take you with me to the valley of the Tehuantepec.

    Ahead of the Army

    W. O. Stoddard

  • You have, I believe, some relative or relatives living near Tehuantepec.

  • “The descendant of the caciques of Tehuantepec,” answered Costal proudly.

British Dictionary definitions for tehuantepec



Isthmus of Tehuantepec the narrowest part of S Mexico, with the Bay of Campeche on the north coast and the Gulf of Tehuantepec (an inlet of the Pacific) on the south coast
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012