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straightedge a flat, rigid strip or bar with one long edge straight enough to use for testing or drawing straight lines.
straighten to make or become straight. [2 definitions]
straight face a facial expression showing no emotion, esp. one concealing a desire to laugh.
straight flush a poker hand of five cards of the same suit in sequence, ranking above all other hands.
straightforward honest, frank, and trustworthy. [4 definitions]
straightjacket variant of straitjacket.
straight-laced variant of strait-laced.
straight man an actor or entertainer who serves as a comedian's foil, usu. delivering lines to which the comedian responds with a joke.
straight-out thoroughgoing, complete, or total. [2 definitions]
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]