Definition of Strait of hormuz

1. Noun. A strategically important strait linking the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman.

Exact synonyms: Strait Of Ormuz
Group relationships: Arabian Sea
Generic synonyms: Sound, Strait

Definition of Strait of hormuz

1. Proper noun. A strait connecting the Gulf of Oman to the Persian Gulf. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Strait Of Hormuz

Strait of Bonifacio
Strait of Calais
Strait of Dover
Strait of Georgia
Strait of Gibraltar
Strait of Hormuz
Strait of Juan de Fuca
Strait of Kerch
Strait of Magellan
Strait of Malacca
Strait of Messina
Strait of Ormuz
Strait of Otranto
Strait of Sicily
Strategic Arms Limitation Talks

Literary usage of Strait of hormuz

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Consequences of Chinas Military Sales to Iran: Hearing Before the Committee edited by Benjamin A. Gilman (1999)
"It has the longest coastline in the Gulf, which stretches its entire length from the border with Iraq to the Strait of Hormuz. As a result, Iran casts a ..."

2. The Middle East and North Africa: The Challenge to Western Security by Peter Duignan, Lewis H. Gann (1981)
"Omani bases dominate the Strait of Hormuz, the spigot, so to speak, ... The Omani bases, however, are much nearer to the Strait of Hormuz than either the ..."

3. The Clouded Lens: Persian Gulf Security and U.S. Policy by James H. Noyes (1982)
"Critical as these points remain, it is doubtful if any bear quite the same degree of contemporary strategic significance as the Strait of Hormuz, ..."

4. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"... group in the Strait of Hormuz, claimed by the sultan of Oman, and the adjoining islands of Larak and Hormuz, belonging to Persia. Hydrography. ..."

5. Preventing Deadly Conflict edited by David A. Hamburg, Cyrus R. Vance (1998)
"The bulk of oil from the Persian Gulf is carried by tankers that pass through the Strait of Hormuz. Japan receives two-thirds of its imported oil from the ..."

6. Report of the Congressional Committees Investigating the Iran/Contra Affair by Lee H. Hamilton, Daniel K. Inouye (1995)
"Iran dominates the entire eastern shore of the Persian Gulf; it controls the Strait of Hormuz and can threaten the free flow of oil from the Gulf to the ..."

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