Definition of Northwest Passage in English:

Northwest Passage

Syllabification: Northwest Pas·sage
A sea passage along the northern coast of the North American continent, through the Canadian Arctic from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean. It was sought for many years as a possible trade route by explorers that included Sebastian Cabot, Sir Francis Drake, and Martin Frobisher; it was first navigated 1903–06 by Roald Amundsen.

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