Torres Strait


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Tor·res Strait

 (tôr′ĭs)
A strait between New Guinea and Cape York Peninsula of northeast Australia. It connects the Arafura Sea with the Coral Sea.

Torres Strait

(ˈtɔːrɪz; ˈtɒr-)
n
(Placename) a strait between NE Australia and S New Guinea, linking the Arafura Sea with the Coral Sea. Width: about 145 km (90 miles)

Tor′res Strait′

(ˈtɔr ɪz, ˈtɒr-)
n.
a strait between NE Australia and S New Guinea. 80 mi. (130 km) wide.
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Noun1.Torres Strait - a strait between northeastern Australia and southern New Guinea that connects the Coral Sea with the Arafura SeaTorres Strait - a strait between northeastern Australia and southern New Guinea that connects the Coral Sea with the Arafura Sea
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The Torres Straits are nearly thirty-four leagues wide; but they are obstructed by an innumerable quantity of islands, islets, breakers, and rocks, that make its navigation almost impracticable; so that Captain Nemo took all needful precautions to cross them.
"The tides are not strong in the Pacific: you are right there, Professor; but in Torres Straits one finds still a difference of a yard and a half between the level of high and low seas.
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In May this year one group of leaders at the First Nations National Constitutional Convention made yet another heartfelt plea from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to be heard.
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