- Homophone Note
|part of speech:
||a narrow body of water between two larger bodies.
||(usually plural) a condition or position of trouble or distress.
She lost her job and is in difficult straits.
- corner, predicament
||channel, creek, crisis, distress, need, poverty, predicament, trouble
||straitly (adv.), straitness (n.)
The words strait
(not bending) sound alike but have different meanings.