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strait
as in:  Strait of Hormuz


The Strait of Gibraltar connects the Atlantic Ocean to the Mediterranean Sea.
  a narrow channel of the sea joining two larger bodies of water
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Do not confuse strait with the more common straight (not curving and other meanings).
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  • The Strait of Gibraltar connects the Atlantic Ocean to the Mediterranean Sea.
  • Chile’s Strait of Magellan is the most important natural passage between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.
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Associated words [difficulty]:   strait [5]
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Most commonly used in these subjects:   Classic Literature, Nature & Ecology, History
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