HyperDic: continental_shelf

English > 1 sense of the expression continental shelf:
NOUNobjectcontinental shelfthe relatively shallow (up to 200 meters) seabed surrounding a continent
English > continental shelf: 1 sense > noun 1, object
MeaningThe relatively shallow (up to 200 meters) seabed surrounding a continent.
Broaderocean floor, sea floor, ocean bottom, seabed, sea bottom, Davy Jones's locker, Davy JonesThe bottom of a sea or ocean
Spanishplataforma continental
Catalanplataforma continental
Adjectivessublittoralof or relating to the region of the continental shelf (between the seashore and the edge of the continental shelf) or the marine organisms situated there

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