- straining arch,
- straining piece,
- straining sill,
Origin of strait
Examples from the Web for strait
And if the Strait of Hormuz were to be blocked by Iran or any other country or entity, oil prices would skyrocket.
“Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it,” or so says Matthew 7.
If a conflict with Iran escalated beyond airstrikes to a naval struggle in the Strait of Hormuz, more resources would be diverted.GOP Candidates Are Wrong to Urge a Second Front War in Iran|Bruce Riedel|January 27, 2012|DAILY BEAST
How long will it take, and at what cost, to reopen the strait and keep it open?
What of the other states that buy and sell the Gulf oil that moves through the strait?
The light came in pale and showed the strait inclosure of their little prison.The Wizard's Son, vol. 3|Margaret Oliphant
And is the strait longas long as to the end of the millpond?A Little Girl in Old St. Louis|Amanda Minnie Douglas
As soon as one enters this strait, a strong bar is thrown across the passage from behind.Illustrative Anecdotes of the Animal Kingdom|Samuel Griswold Goodrich
I could see eight vessels, apparently all battleships, lying in line from the entrance up the strait.
We must either enter heaven by the strait gate, or not at all.Practical Religion|John Charles Ryle
- a narrow channel of the sea linking two larger areas of sea
- (capital as part of a name)the Strait of Gibraltar
Word Origin for strait
mid-14c., "narrow, confined space or place," specifically of bodies of water from late 14c., noun use of adjective strait "narrow, strict" (late 13c.), from Old French estreit (French étroit) "tight, close, narrow" (also used as a noun), from Latin strictus, past participle of stringere "bind or draw tight" (see strain (v.)).
Sense of "difficulty, plight" (usually straits) first recorded 1540s. Strait and narrow "conventional way of life" is recorded from mid-14c. (see straight (adj.2)).