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Definition of "isthmus" []

  • A narrow strip of land connecting two larger masses of land. (noun)
  • Anatomy A narrow strip of tissue joining two larger organs or parts of an organ. (noun)
  • Anatomy A narrow passage connecting two larger cavities. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "isthmus" in a sentence
  • "On the other side of the isthmus is a sandy beach facing the open ocean."
  • "This isthmus is filled with energy generating windmills taking advantage of the almost constant high velocity winds known to tip over giant trucks and it has everything to do with the ferocious winds created by a break in the mountain barriers between the Gulf of Mexico and the Pacific that occurs only on the isthmus as you will understand if you review your maps and are contemplative."
  • "The isthmus is noted for its nearly constant wind generated by the fact that it is between two seas, the Pacific Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico and there is a gap here in the high sierra so the winds blow through that gap to the extent they can actually upend truck carraiges."