Tsugaru Strait

[ tsoo-gahr-oo streyt ]

noun
  1. a strait between the islands of Honshu and Hokkaido in northern Japan, connecting the Sea of Japan with the Pacific Ocean. 100 miles (160 km) long and 15–25 miles (24–40 km) wide.

Origin of Tsugaru Strait

1
First recorded in 1870–75; from Japanese: literally, “port, haven, ferry, ford”

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British Dictionary definitions for Tsugaru Strait

Tsugaru Strait

/ (ˈtsuɡɑˌru) /


noun
  1. a channel between N Honshu and S Hokkaido islands, Japan. Width: about 30 km (20 miles)

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