Definition of Torres Strait in English:

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Torres Strait

Pronunciation: /ˈtôrˌez/ Pronunciation: /-əs/
A channel that separates the northern tip of Queensland, Australia, from the island of New Guinea and links the Arafura Sea and the Coral Sea.


Named after Spanish explorer Luis V. de Torres, the first European to sail along the southern coast of New Guinea 1606.

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Syllabification: Tor·res Strait

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