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land bridge

n.
A neck of land that connects two landmasses; an isthmus.
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land bridge

n
(Physical Geography) a connecting tract of land between two continents, enabling animals to pass from one continent to the other
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land′ bridge`

or land′bridge`,


n.
an actual or hypothetical strip of land that connects adjacent continental landmasses and serves as a route of dispersal for plants and animals.
[1895–1900]
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land bridge

(lănd)
A neck of land that connects two landmasses; an isthmus.
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Previously, it was reported that the Iranian military was constructing a land bridge between Al-Qa'im and Albukamal; however, the Syrian authorities said that they were behind the construction as they prepare to reopen the crossing.
Central to Israel's position on regional security is the notion that Iran is attempting to construct a 'land bridge', strategically linking Iranian linked military bases, security infrastructure, missile instillations and weapons caches stretching between Israeli's northern borders with Lebanon through Syria and Iraq to Iran.
WITH up to 80% of Irish goods exported to the EU going through the Channel Tunnel, you'd imagine there'd be contingency plans to replace this land bridge.
A federal committee has recommended approving over $21 million for a project to create marsh land and stabilize the coastline on the New Orleans East Land Bridge to help combat the effects of land loss and rising sea levels.
For decades, archaeologists thought that South America was populated by ancient humans from Asia who crossed over a land bridge in the Bering Strait into Alaska about 13,000 years ago during the last Ice Age.
Minister of Transport Nabil Al Amoudi, who is also chairman of the board of the Public Transport Authority (PTA), signed the first agreement for the $10.6-billion Land Bridge project, which is aimed at linking the Red Sea and the GCC ports via the railways between the Saudi cities of Dammam and Riyadh
Rumaih bin Mohammed Al Rumaih, President of the Public Transport Authority, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the implementation of the Land Bridge project, to interconnect Red Sea and Arabian Gulf ports, via the railway between Dammam and Riyadh, with the Chinese side of CCECC representative Yuan Li.
Public transport projects, including the development of Saudi Land Bridge project, are also among the raft of deals signed.
He also mentioned that SAR will soon be floating tenders for the Riyadh-Dammam and the Land Bridge Project.
Last weekend was quite educational for me because it validated what we suggested way back in 1997 during our RDC days, when we proposed to link the Island of Cebu to the Island of Bohol via a land bridge, similar to the Florida Keys, which is a roadway from Miami, Florida to Key West, which could greatly decongest Cebu Province.
In addition, the land bridge will enable us to easily reach all regions of the Kingdom."