[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. 2018
Examples from the Web for tehuantepec
The state is traversed by the Tehuantepec railway, elsewhere described.Mexico
Charles Reginald Enock
It swept over the ancient Aztec empire down to the Isthmus of Tehuantepec.Greener Than You Think
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.
- 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