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A strait is a naiturally furmed, narrow, typically navigable watterway that connects twa lairger, navigable bodies o watter. It maist commonly refers tae a channel o watter that lies atween twa land masses, but it mey an aa refer tae a navigable channel through a body o water that is itherwise not navigable, for example acause it is too shallae, or acause it contains an unnavigable reef or airchipelago.