middle passage


middle passage

noun History/Historical.

  1. the part of the Atlantic Ocean between the west coast of Africa and the West Indies: the longest part of the journey formerly made by slave ships.

noun

  1. the middle passage history the journey across the Atlantic Ocean from the W coast of Africa to the Caribbean: the longest part of the journey of the slave ships sailing to the Caribbean or the Americas

n.1788, in reference to the trans-Atlantic slave trade.

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