A strait of the northern Atlantic Ocean between southeast Baffin Island and southwest Greenland.
Arm of the Atlantic between Baffin Island, Canada, and W Greenland: c. 200-400 mi (322-644 km) wide.
The second, the Irminger stream, passes up the west side of Iceland; and the third goes up the Greenland side of Davis Strait to Baffin Bay.
These branches are separated from one another at the surface by currents moving southwards: one passes east of Iceland; the second, the Greenland current, skirts the east coast of Greenland; and the third, the Labrador current already mentioned, follows the western side of Davis Strait.
On the west Davis Strait and Baffin Bay separate it from Baffin Land.
A similar submarine ridge unites it with the Cumberland Peninsula of Baffin Land, across Davis Strait.
Watch for them near Davis Strait ... Watch for them in Libya and in Egypt, in Ankara and in Syria...in the Indian Ocean and the Persian Gulf."