strait-n; 2 Senses

Sense Number 1: waterway

Commentary: sound - a narrow channel of the sea joining two larger bodies of water

The Torres Strait area is inhabited by aboriginal tribes.
The Strait of Gibraltar is between Africa and Europe.

WordNet 2.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: bad situation

Commentary: pass, straits - a bad or difficult situation or state of affairs

John was in dire straits when Mary reminded him of the upcoming deadline .

WordNet 2.0 Sense Numbers: 2