La Pérouse Strait

[ lah pey-rooz-streyt ]

  1. a strait between the southernmost tip of the Russian island Sakhalin and the northernmost tip of the Japanese island Hokkaido, connecting the Sea of Okhotsk and the Sea of Japan. 25 miles (40 km) wide.

Origin of La Pérouse Strait

First recorded in 1805–10; named after French naval officer and explorer Jean-François de Galaup, comte de Lapérouse (1742-88?)
  • Also called So·ya Strait [soi-uh-streyt] /ˈsɔɪ ə ˈstreɪt/ .

Words Nearby La Pérouse Strait Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024