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continental shelf

noun [C usually singular] uk   us   specialized
the area of the bottom of the sea near the coast of a continent, where the sea is not very deep
Translations of “continental shelf”
in Chinese (Traditional) 大陸架…
in Chinese (Simplified) 大陆架…
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