Northwest Passage

geographical name

Definition of Northwest Passage

a passage by sea between the Atlantic and the Pacific oceans along the northern coast of North America

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“Northwest Passage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Northwest%20Passage. Accessed 6 Apr. 2020.

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