- 1 [Geography/Geografía] (often plural/frecuentemente plural) estrecho (masculine) the Strait of Magellan, the Magellan Strait(s) el estrecho de MagallanesMore example sentences
- They glided over the narrow strait of turbulent ocean water that made the island look like it had been cut in half with a steak knife.
- ‘The Northwest Passage is a strait for international navigation,’ says a State Department lawyer.
- In purely commercial terms, passage through the strait would cut time off sailings from the west coast of North Korea.
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In Spain the term castellano, rather than español, refers to the Spanish language as opposed to Catalan, Basque etc. The choice of word has political overtones: castellano has separatist connotations and español is considered centralist. In Latin America castellano is the usual term for Spanish.