Definition of Goodwin Sands from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

Goodwin Sands

 
BrE
 
; NAmE
 
 
jump to other results
a group of dangerous banks of sand just below the surface of the sea in the English Channel near Dover. Many ships have been damaged and sunk there. According to legend, they used to be an island belonging to an earl called Godwin which was washed away by the sea.