Strait of Ormuz


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Hor·muz

 (hôr-mo͞oz′, hôr′mŭz′), Strait of also Strait of Or·muz (ôr-mo͞oz′, ôr′mŭz′)
A strategic waterway linking the Persian Gulf with the Gulf of Oman. The narrow strait controls oceangoing traffic to and from the oil-rich Gulf States.
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Noun1.Strait of Ormuz - a strategically important strait linking the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman
Arabian Sea - a northwestern arm of the Indian Ocean between India and Arabia
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Iran answered with threats to close the Strait of Ormuz via which about 40% of global oil shipment is actually done.
While the fleet was having its picture taken, five Iraqi ships seized the opportunity to slip across the narrow strait of Ormuz to Oman and thus avoided the blockade our Navy was supposed to be enforcing.