part of the N Pacific Ocean, between NE Siberia & Alas.: c. 873,000 sq mi (2,261,061 sq km)
after V. Vitus Bering
See Bering Sea in American Heritage Dictionary 4
A northward extension of the Pacific Ocean between Siberia and Alaska, lying north of the Aleutian Islands and connected with the Arctic Ocean by the Bering Strait. It was first explored in the 17th century.