Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A strait between New Guinea and Cape York Peninsula of northeast Australia. It connects the Arafura Sea with the Coral Sea.

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  • proper n. A strait between Australia and New Guinea, connecting the Coral Sea with the Arafura Sea.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a strait between northeastern Australia and southern New Guinea that connects the Coral Sea with the Arafura Sea

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Examples

  • The Cape York Peninsula is separated from New Guinea to the north by Torres Strait, which is only 100 kilometers wide at its narrowest point.

    Cape York tropical savanna

  • The Peninsula and the Torres Strait are a major avian migration route for landbirds leaving and returning to Northern Australia.

    Cape York tropical savanna

  • With the caution born of recent dangers, Cook now slowly found his way through the maze of reefs, by a route that no one has again followed, to the northern point of Australia, and was rewarded for his pertinacity by finding the channel now known as Torres Strait, which led him between New Guinea and Australia.

    Captain Cook's Journal during his first voyage round the world

  • With the caution born of recent dangers, Cook now slowly found his way through the maze of reefs, by a route that no one has again followed, to the northern point of Australia, and was rewarded for his pertinacity by finding the channel now known as Torres Strait, which led him between New

    Captain Cook's Journal During the First Voyage Round the World

  • Queensland Tourism Minister Peter Lawlor said having Bear Grylls filming an episode of his popular show in the Torres Strait was a major coup for the state.

    AustralianIT.com.au | Top Stories

  • State Tourism Minister Peter Lawlor said having Bear Grylls filming an episode of his popular show in the Torres Strait was a major coup for Queensland.

    AustralianIT.com.au | Top Stories

  • Australia, is the world's second largest island, having become separated from the Australian mainland when the area now known as the Torres Strait flooded after the last glacial period.

    WN.com - Photown News

  • Dr Clarke said the Torres Strait is a major migration pathway for bush birds in Australia those smaller birds which live in foliage.

    Fiji Times Online - Local News

  • Origin's plan, which analysts estimate would cost more than US$5 billion, involves laying a cable from Wabo, near the Purari River in Papua New Guinea, along the seabed of the Torres Strait and on to Townsville, where it would connect with Queensland's electricity grid.

    Tapping Into the Jungle

  • HMAS Success is being diverted from its current location near the Torres Strait and will arrive off the Papua New Guinean coast by first light tomorrow.

    Hon Stephen Smith ��� Statement in the House 8:08, 11 August 2009

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