Dar·da·nelles (där′dn-ĕlz) Formerly Hel·les·pont (hĕlĭ-spŏnt′)
A strait connecting the Aegean Sea with the Sea of Marmara. An important shipping channel, it marks the conventional boundary between Asia and Europe.
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