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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A stretch of open water surrounded by ice (especially in Arctic seas).

Usage examples (38)
  • She stared over at the ruin of the nearby polynya.
  • Viktor frowned, glancing back at the empty polynya.
  • Beyond the polynya, he counted fifteen red buildings.
  • "We're drifting clear and into the polynya -- I hope." for more
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