A view of the English Channel.
English Channel definition by Webster's New World
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arm of the Atlantic, between S England & NW France: 21-150 mi (34-241 km) wide; c. 350 mi (563 km) long
English Channel definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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An arm of the Atlantic Ocean between western France and southern England. It opens into the North Sea and is traversed by a train-ferry service. A rail tunnel beneath the English Channel, known as the “chunnel,” connecting Folkstone, England and Calais, France, was opened in 1994.
English Channel - Cultural Definition
- Its cold, choppy waters have been a popular challenge for long-distance swimmers.
- A formation of high bluffs on the British side of the English Channel is known as the White Cliffs of Dover.
- A tunnel under the channel connects England and France via auto-carrying train service.