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(a) Relatively narrow seas or stretches of water between two close landmasses and connecting two larger bodies of water; (b) Deeper parts of a moving body of water (as bays, estuaries, or straits) through which the main current flows or which affords the best passage through an area otherwise too shallow to navigate. [Glossary of Geology, 4th ed.]
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