Translation of "strait" - English-Spanish dictionary

strait

noun uk /streɪt/

a narrow area of sea that connects two large areas of sea

estrecho
the straits of Florida

(Translation of “strait” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

strait

noun /streit/

(often in plural) a narrow strip of sea between two pieces of land

estrecho
the straits of Gibraltar
the Bering Strait.

(in plural) difficulty; (financial) need

aprieto
They found themselves in dire financial straits.
strait-jacket noun

a type of jacket with long sleeves tied behind to hold back the arms of eg a violent and insane person.

camisa de fuerza
strait-laced adjective

strict and severe in attitude and behaviour/behavior

puritano
strait-laced middle-class parents.

(Translation of “strait” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)