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.
(history) the middle passage, 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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