Definition of Torres Strait in English:

Torres Strait

proper noun

  • A channel that separates the northern tip of Queensland, Australia, from the island of New Guinea and links the Arafura Sea and the Coral Sea.

Origin

Named after Spanish explorer Luis V. de Torres, the first European to sail along the southern coast of New Guinea 1606.

Pronunciation:

Torres Strait

/ˈtôrˌez//-əs/