straitsman

noun
straits·​man | \ ˈstrātsmən \
plural straitsmen\ " \

Definition of straitsman

1 : a ship equipped and suited for service in and about the Strait of Malacca
2 usually capitalized : a native or resident of Australia in the vicinity of Bass Strait

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History and Etymology for straitsman

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

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“Straitsman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/straitsman. Accessed 23 Sep. 2021.

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