1. [ noun ] (nautical,geography) the strait between the Aegean and the Sea of Marmara that separates European from Asian Turkey
Synonyms: Hellespont
Related terms: channel strait Turkey
2. [ noun ] (military) the unsuccessful campaign in World War I (1915) by the English and French to open a passage for aid to Russia; defeated by the Turks
Synonyms: Dardanelles_campaign
Related terms: campaign World_War_I Turkey
Similar spelling:   dardanus