Definition of Drake Passage in English:

Drake Passage

Pronunciation /ˈdrāk ˈˌpasij/ /ˈdreɪk ˈˌpæsɪdʒ/

proper noun

  • An area of ocean, noted for its violent storms, that connects the South Atlantic Ocean with the South Pacific Ocean and separates the southern tip of South America (Cape Horn) from the Antarctic Peninsula.


Named after Sir Francis Drake (see Drake, Sir Francis).