a strait between Sakhalin Island and the Asian mainland, in the NW Pacific Ocean, connecting the Sea of Japan and the Sea of Okhotsk. 393 miles (632 km) long, narrowing to 5 miles (7 km) wide.
an arm of the Pacific between the mainland of SE Russia and Sakhalin Island, linking the Sea of Japan with the Sea of Okhotsk. Length: about 560 km (350 miles) Also called Gulf of Tatary
noun 1. Tartary. noun 1. a historical region (with indefinite boundaries) in E Europe and Asia, inhabited by Bulgars until overrun by the Tatars in the mid-13th century: extended as far east as the Pacific under Genghis Khan 2. Gulf of Tatary, another name for the Tatar Strait
noun, Chemistry. 1. an organic compound, C 4 H 6 O 6 , existing in four isomeric forms, the common or dextrorotatory isomer being a white, crystalline, water-soluble powder or transparent crystals: used in effervescent beverages, baking powders, confections, photography, and tanning. tartaric acid noun 1. a colourless or white odourless crystalline water-soluble dicarboxylic acid […]
- Tate galleries
plural noun 1. two art galleries in London, the original Tate Gallery (1897), now Tate Britain, and Tate Modern, created in the former Bankside power station in 2000
noun, Dialect. 1. potato. noun 1. a dialect word for potato ta-ta