American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- A strait between New Guinea and Cape York Peninsula of northeast Australia. It connects the Arafura Sea with the Coral Sea.
- n. a strait between northeastern Australia and southern New Guinea that connects the Coral Sea with the Arafura Sea
“Bligh's Entrance and Portlock Reef, marked on modern charts, are reminders of a feat of navigation which even nowadays, with the dangers accurately described, and the well-equipped Torres Strait pilot service to aid them, mariners recognise as pregnant with serious risks.”
“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.”
“It was determined, after consultation with King, to sail to the north of Australia and explore Torres Strait and the east side of the Gulf of Carpentaria, as well as to examine the north-east coast with more care than Cook had been able to give to it.”
“There is no culture which has continuously operated and still exists today - that is older than the Aboriginal and the Torres Strait Islander cultures of Australia.”
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