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

Word History


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

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“Straitsman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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