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1    often pl  
a    a narrow channel of the sea linking two larger areas of sea  
b    (cap. as part of a name)  
the Strait of Gibraltar     
2    often pl   a position of acute difficulty (often in the phrase in dire or desperate straits)  
3    Archaic   a narrow place or passage  
4    (of spaces, etc.) affording little room  
5    (of circumstances, etc.) limiting or difficult  
6    severe, strict, or scrupulous  
     (C13: from Old French estreit narrow, from Latin strictus constricted, from stringere to bind tightly)  
  straitly      adv  
  straitness      n  

Bass Strait  
      n   a channel between mainland Australia and Tasmania, linking the Indian Ocean and the Tasman Sea  
Bering Strait  
      n   a strait between Alaska and Russia, connecting the Bering Sea and the Arctic Ocean  
Cook Strait  
      n   the strait between North and South Islands, New Zealand. Width: 26 km (16 miles)  
Davis Strait  
      n   a strait between Baffin Island, in Canada, and Greenland  
     (named after John Davis)  
Denmark Strait  
      n   a channel between SE Greenland and Iceland, linking the Arctic Ocean with the Atlantic  
Formosa Strait  
      n   an arm of the Pacific between Taiwan and mainland China, linking the East and South China Seas,   (Also called)    Taiwan Strait  
Korea Strait  
      n   a strait between South Korea and SW Japan, linking the Sea of Japan with the East China Sea  
Menai Strait  
      n   a channel of the Irish Sea between the island of Anglesey and the mainland of NW Wales: famous suspension bridge (1819--26) designed by Thomas Telford and tubular bridge (1846--50) by Robert Stephenson. Length: 24 km (15 miles). Width: up to 3 km (2 miles)  
Palk Strait  
      n   a channel between SE India and N Ceylon. Width: about 64 km (40 miles)  
Soenda Strait  
      n      a variant spelling of       Sunda Strait  
strait-laced   , straight-laced  
      adj   prudish or puritanical  
Sunda Strait   , Soenda Strait  
      n   a strait between Sumatra and Java, linking the Java Sea with the Indian Ocean. Narrowest point: about 26 km (16 miles)  
Taiwan Strait  
      n      another name for       Formosa Strait  
Tatar Strait  
      n   an arm of the Pacific between the mainland of SE Russia and Sakhalin Island, linking the Sea of Japan with the Sea of Okhotsk. Length: about 560 km (350 miles),   (Also called)    Gulf of Tatary  
Torres Strait  
      n   a strait between NE Australia and S New Guinea, linking the Arafura Sea with the Coral Sea. Width: about 145 km (90 miles)  
Tsugaru Strait  
      n   a channel between N Honshu and S Hokkaido islands, Japan. Width: about 30 km (20 miles)  
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      n     (sometimes singular)   
1    crisis, difficulty, dilemma, distress, embarrassment, emergency, extremity, hardship, hole     (slang)   mess, panic stations     (informal)   pass, perplexity, plight, predicament, pretty or fine kettle of fish     (informal)  
2    channel, narrows, sound  

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