An inlet of the Atlantic Ocean stretching west from the Severn River and separating Wales from southwest England. It is a major shipping route.
Arm of the Atlantic, between S Wales & SW England: c. 85 mi (137 km) long.
An inlet of the Atlantic Ocean between South Wales and England; an extension of the estuary of the River Severn.
Bristol-channel Sentence Examples
Some of these experiments were made on Salisbury Plain and others in the Bristol Channel between Lavernock and Flat Holm and Bream Down in 1897.
The uplands of this district are bounded by the low alluvial plain of Sedgemoor on the east, by the lower basin of the Exe on the south, by the basin of the Taw (in part) on the west, and by the Bristol Channel on the north.
It lies on the right (east) bank of the river Parret, near the point where that river debouches from the hills on to the plain through which it flows to the Bristol Channel.
The Usk (56 m.) flows through Breconshire, and joins the Bristol Channel at Newport in Monmouthshire.
The Taff (40 m.), rising amongst the Brecon Beacons, enters the Bristol Channel at Cardiff.