strait between San Francisco Bay and the Pacific: 2 mi (3.2 km) wide
Origin of Golden Gateso named (1846) by J. C. Frémont after the Golden Horn in anticipation of the flow of Asian riches through the strait
A strait in northern California connecting the Pacific Ocean and San Francisco Bay. The Golden Gate Bridge, which spans the strait, was completed in 1937.
- The strait that connects San Francisco Bay to the Pacific Ocean.
- (informal) The Golden Gate Bridge.