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A strait is a naiturally furmed, nairae, teepically 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 throu a body o watter that is itherwise nae navigable, for ensaumple acause it is too shallae, or acause it conteens an unnavigable reef or airchipelago.