Foxe Basin, a widening of the waterway between Baffin Island and the Melville Peninsula, c.340 mi (550 km) long and c.225 mi (360 km) wide, Nunavut Territory, Canada. The basin is shallow and is ice-clogged most of the year. Foxe Channel (c.200 mi/320 km long and c.90 mi/140 km wide) connects it with Hudson Bay and Hudson Strait.
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