Definition of Dardanelles

1. Noun. The strait between the Aegean and the Sea of Marmara that separates European Turkey from Asian Turkey.

Exact synonyms: Canakkale Bogazi, Hellespont
Group relationships: Republic Of Turkey, Turkey
Generic synonyms: Sound, Strait

2. Noun. The unsuccessful campaign in World War I (1915) by the English and French to open a passage for aid to Russia; defeated by the Turks.
Exact synonyms: Dardanelles Campaign
Generic synonyms: Campaign, Military Campaign
Group relationships: First World War, Great War, War To End War, World War 1, World War I
Geographical relationships: Republic Of Turkey, Turkey

Definition of Dardanelles

1. Proper noun. The strait connecting the Sea of Marmara with the Aegean Sea to the west. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dardanelles

Daphne du Maurier
Daphne laureola
Daphne mezereum
Dar al-Islam
Dar al-harb
Dar es Salaam
Dardanelles (current term)
Dardanelles campaign
Dardic language
Dari Persian

Literary usage of Dardanelles

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Great War by George Henry Allen, Henry C. Whitehead, French Ensor Chadwick (1919)
"Consideration of the tactics of the Dardanelles operations. Bombardment of Dardanelles ... Motives for the Dardanelles expedition. Admiral Garden's plan. ..."

2. The New York Times Current History (1917)
"The first campaign to force the passage of the Dardanelles by fleet operations ... It la followed by full press reporta from the Dardanelles describing the ..."

3. International Law: A Treatise by Lassa Oppenheim (1920)
"The Bosphorus and Dardanelles, the two terri- ... 4 foreign vessels from the Bosphorus and the Dardanelles altogether, unless prevented by special treaties. ..."

4. A Brief History of the Great War by Carlton Joseph Huntley Hayes (1920)
"THE ATTACK ON THE Dardanelles The key to the Near East was thought to be the ... Once through the Dardanelles, a victorious Allied fleet would have ..."

5. The Map of Europe by Treaty: Showing the Various Political and Territorial by Edward Hertslet (1875)
"Closing of Straits of Dardanelles and ... according to which the passage of the Straits of the Dardanelles and of the Bosphorus is always to be closed to ..."

6. Ambassador Morgenthau's Story by Henry Morgenthau (1918)
"Wangenheim shared this belief, and so in a modified form, did Von der Goltz, who probably knew as much about the Dardanelles defenses as any other man, ..."

7. The Story of the Great War by Francis Joseph Reynolds, Allen Leon Churchill, Leonard Wood, Francis Trevelyan Miller, Austin Melvin Knight, Frederick Palmer, Frank Herbert Simonds, Arthur Brown Ruhl (1916)
"CHAPTER LXXXIX THE Dardanelles — STRATEGY OP THE CAMPAIGN beginning of the ... The Dardanelles campaign was largely conceived and controlled by the Rt. Hon. ..."

8. History of the World War by Frank Herbert Simonds (1919)
"MY VISIT TO THE Dardanelles* By HENRY MORGENTHAU [Formerly American Ambassador ... He had visited the Dardanelles himself, had inspected every gun and every ..."

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