strait between Siberia & Alas., joining the Pacific & Arctic oceans: c. 55 mi (89 km) wide
after V. Vitus Bering
See Bering Strait in American Heritage Dictionary 4
A narrow stretch of water separating Alaska from Siberia and connecting the Arctic Ocean with the Bering Sea. It is believed that during prehistoric times the strait formed a land bridge by which the original inhabitants of North America arrived from Asia.