What is another word for isthmus?

Pronunciation: [ˈɪsθməs] (IPA)

An isthmus is a narrow strip of land that links two larger landmasses. There are various other terms that can be used as synonyms for isthmus. One of the most common ones is "neck", which refers to a narrow part of land that connects two broader sections. Other synonyms include "spit", "barrier", "link", and "strip". These words convey the same idea as isthmus, but with some subtle differences. For example, a spit usually refers to a long and narrow stretch of land that extends into the water, whereas a barrier is a section of land that acts as a barrier between two bodies of water. Nonetheless, these synonyms offer us different ways of describing this geographical feature.

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    • Proper noun, singular
      curonian.

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Usage examples for Isthmus

The town is curiously placed, for the older part lies on a neck or isthmus protruding northward between two magnificent bays, and it is the curve on each side of the neck that makes the east and west side face respectively Porthminster or Porthmeor.
"Cornwall"
G. E. Mitton
Late in 1901, newspapers in the United States began urging the purchase from Colombia of a land belt across the isthmus to be United States territory.
"History of the United States, Volume 6 (of 6)"
E. Benjamin Andrews
Although he had once a wild dream of restoring the palace of Polycrates, and one, more sane, of a canal through the Corinthian isthmus, he also thought of wiping out the memory of the poems of Homer.
"Roman Society from Nero to Marcus Aurelius"
Samuel Dill

Famous quotes with Isthmus

  • This narrow isthmus 'twixt two boundless seas, The past, the future,—two eternities!
    Thomas Moore

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