1 the strait between the Aegean and the Sea of Marmara that separates European Turkey from Asian Turkey syn: Hellespont
2 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 syn: Dardanelles campaign
Non-English Usage: "Dardanelles" is also a word in the following languages with English translations in parentheses.
Afrikaan (Dardanelles, Hellespont), French (Dardanelles, Hellespont).
The Australian indie rock band Dardanelles is named after the region.
"His account provides an example of heroism but little else for the study of the Dardanelles Campaign"