Definition of STRAIT

a narrow body of water between two land masses <as the ship headed east through the Strait of Gibraltar, Spain was on our left and Africa on our right>
Synonyms narrows, neck, sound, strait
Related Words arm, bay, gulf, inlet; roads, roadstead; reach, stretch
often straits pl  a state of great suffering of body or mind <in great straits over the loss of her mother's cherished necklace>

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