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  1. A strait or narrow sea between two seas, or a lake and a sea.
    • 1867, The new American cyclopaedia (volume 5, page 53)
      It has, however, a narrow channel, the straits of Yenikale, which is also a bosporus, called the Cimmerian for distinction, across which, before the earliest historic ages, the Cimmerii, or Cimbri, are said to have been conducted by a heifer []

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for bosporus in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913)