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straight pin a pin made of a piece of stiff steel wire about one or two inches long, with a sharp point at one end and a small head at the other, used chiefly in sewing.
straight razor a razor with a single stiff steel blade that folds into a handle.
straight ticket in U.S. politics, a ballot on which a voter has voted for candidates of only one party. (Cf. split ticket.)
straight time the standard or customary number of work hours established for a particular work setting. [2 definitions]
straightway without delay; straightaway.
strain1 to pull or stretch to a high degree of tension. [16 definitions]
strain2 all the descendants of a common ancestor; race. [4 definitions]
strained produced by straining. [3 definitions]
strainer a device used for straining or filtering. [2 definitions]
strait a narrow channel of water between two larger bodies. [2 definitions]
straiten to impose hardships, restrictions, or limitations, esp. financial ones, on.
straitjacket a restraining device shaped like a jacket, in which the sleeves are bound behind the wearer's back, preventing use of the arms and hands. [3 definitions]
strait-laced tightly bound by morality, convention, or received opinion; strict or prudish.
strake a single continuous line of planking or metal plating that extends the entire length of a ship's hull from stem to stern.
stramonium a coarse, foul-smelling weed with trumpet-shaped white or lavender flowers, prickly fruit, and poisonous leaves; jimson weed. [2 definitions]
strand1 to beach, or leave behind on the shore. [5 definitions]
strand2 a length of fibers, threads, filaments, wires, or hairs braided or twisted together to form yarn, rope, cable, or the like. [5 definitions]
strange unusual; curious; odd. [3 definitions]
stranger a person with whom one is unacquainted. [4 definitions]
strangle to kill by stopping the breathing of, esp. by squeezing shut the windpipe; choke. [3 definitions]
stranglehold a wrestling hold that cuts off an opponent's breath and that is prohibited in the sport of wrestling. [2 definitions]