straitsman

noun straits·man \ˈstrātsmən\

Definition of straitsman

plural

straitsmen

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  1. 1 :  a ship equipped and suited for service in and about the Strait of Malacca

  2. 2 usually capitalized :  a native or resident of Australia in the vicinity of Bass Strait

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Origin and Etymology of straitsman

from the Straits, name used formerly to designate the Strait of Malacca, or Bass strait, Australia


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