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English definition of “narrows”


noun [plural]     /ˈnær.əʊz/ US  /-oʊz/
a narrow channel that connects two large areas of water Navigation and shipwrecksBays and gulfsCoasts and beaches US a narrow part of a lake or river Parts of watercourses
(Definition of narrows noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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