Definition of Torres Strait

1. Noun. A strait between northeastern Australia and southern New Guinea that connects the Coral Sea with the Arafura Sea.

Generic synonyms: Sound, Strait



Definition of Torres Strait

1. Proper noun. A strait between Australia and New Guinea, connecting the Coral Sea with the Arafura Sea. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Torres Strait

Toronto
Toronto blessing
Toronto formula
Torontonian
Torontonians
Torpedinidae
Torpediniformes
Torquay
Torquemada
Torquemadan
Torquil
Torre's syndrome
Torrens title
Torreon
Torres Strait (current term)
Torres Strait Creole
Torrey's pine
Torrey pine
Torrey tree
Torreya
Torreya californica
Torreya taxifolia
Torricelli
Torricellian
Torricellian barometer
Torrid Zone
Torschlusspanik
Torsten Sjogren's syndrome
Tortricidae

Literary usage of Torres Strait

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1. The Popular Science MonthlyScience (1893)
"Ethics. Training for character (10 p.). H. Marion, 88 : 755. — in ethical science (7 p.). II. H. Curtis, 27 : 96. Torres Strait decalogue (Misc.), 89 : 424. ..."

2. Sailing Alone Around the World by Joshua Slocum (1901)
"... at Devonport — Again at Sydney — Northward bound for Torres Strait — An amateur shipwreck — Friends on the Australian coast — Perils of a coral sea. ..."

3. Sailing Alone Around the World by Joshua Slocum (1900)
"... at Devonport — Again at Sydney — Northward bound for Torres Strait — An amateur shipwreck— Friends on the Australian coast — Perils of a coral sea. ..."

4. Proceedings by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain), Norton Shaw, Francis Galton, William Spottiswoode, Clements Robert Markham, Henry Walter Bates, John Scott Keltie (1857)
"In making the eastern entrance of Torres Strait, the lofty mountains of New . ... As it will be requisite to have a coal depot in Torres Strait, the party ..."

5. Islands of the Southern Seas: Hawaii, Samoa, New Zealand, Tasmania by Michael Myers Shoemaker (1898)
"Dotted with innumerable islands, Torres Strait spreads out before us like a ... Torres Strait proper extends from Cape York and its islands directly north ..."

6. Thirty Years in Tropical Australia by Gilbert White (1918)
"CHAPTER V PEARL-SHELLING IN Torres Strait Lieut. K. 0. Mackenzie, whose long practical acquaintance with the subject as a resident shelter in the Tones ..."

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