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Meaning of NORTHWEST PASSAGE

 
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 Definition: 
[n]  a water route between the Atlantic and the Pacific Oceans along the northern coast of North America; Europeans since the 16th century had searched for a short route to the Far East before it was successfully traversed by Roald Amundsen (1903-1906)
 
 See Also: itinerary, path, route

 

 

 

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