Bosporus [bos-per-uh s] Examples noun
- a strait connecting the Black Sea and the Sea of Marmara. 18 miles (29 km) long.
Also Bos·pho·rus [bos-fer-uh s] /ˈbɒs fər əs/. Compare Dardanelles. Related formsBos·po·ran, Bos·po·ran·ic [bos-puh-ran-ik] /ˌbɒs pəˈræn ɪk/, Bos·po·ri·an [bo-spawr-ee-uh n, -spohr-] /bɒˈspɔr i ən, -ˈspoʊr-/, adjective Examples from the Web for bosporus Historical Examples of bosporus
Our friends on the Bosporus shall have the noble lord cheap!
He must not beat her or strangle her with a bowstring or drop her into the Bosporus.
Alexius soon found it expedient to ferry them across the Bosporus.
Daniel A. Goodsell
This sound is the Bosporus, and through it is the way to the Black Sea.
Sven Anders Hedin
On the other bank of the Bosporus is Scutari and other suburbs of Constantinople.
Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
British Dictionary definitions for bosporus Bosporus Bosphorus (ˈbɒsfərəs) noun
- the Bosporus a strait between European and Asian Turkey, linking the Black Sea and the Sea of Marmara
bosporus in Culture Bosporus [(bos-puh-ruhs)]
Note It is an important shipping route for Russia, whose northern routes are mostly blocked by ice in winter, and for other nations that border the Black Sea or use any of the many major rivers that flow into it.