Solent, The


So·lent, The

geographical name \ˈsō-lənt\

Definition of SOLENT, THE

channel S England between Isle of Wight & the mainland

Solent, The

   (Concise Encyclopedia)

Strait of the English Channel. It extends 15 mi (24 km) between mainland England and the Isle of Wight and varies in width from 2 to 5 mi (3 to 8 km). The submerged valley of a former eastward-flowing river, it is the scene of yacht races and is famous for the naval reviews off Spithead.

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