What does the word isthmus mean?

Usage examples for isthmus

  1. This building was erected in 1854- Mr. Shattuck came to California via the Isthmus and resided here 47 years. – California 1849-1913 or the Rambling Sketches and Experiences of Sixty-four Years' Residence in that State. by L. H. Woolley
  2. However, in 1849 and for many years afterward, the Panama Canal across the Isthmus was not visible to the eye. – Gold Seekers of '49 by Edwin L. Sabin
  3. On the 16th of October he directed the Navy Department to send ships to the Isthmus to protect American interests in case of a revolutionary outbreak. – The Path of Empire A Chronicle of the United States as a World Power, Volume 46 in The Chronicles of America Series by Carl Russell Fish

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