Meaning of Torres Strait in English:

Torres Strait

Pronunciation /ˈtɒrɪs/

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proper noun

  • A channel separating the northern tip of Queensland, Australia, from the island of New Guinea and linking the Arafura Sea and the Coral Sea.


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