verb (used with object), strait-laced, strait-lacing.
to bind, confine, or restrain with or as if with laces.
or straight-laced [streyt-leyst] /ˈstreɪtˈleɪst/ adjective 1. excessively strict in conduct or morality; puritanical; prudish: strait-laced censors. 2. tightly laced, as a bodice. 3. wearing tightly laced garments. verb (used with object), strait-laced, strait-lacing. 1. to bind, confine, or restrain with or as if with laces. strait-laced adjective 1. prudish or puritanical
noun 1. Often, straits. (used with a singular verb) a narrow passage of water connecting two large bodies of water. 2. Often, straits. a position of difficulty, distress, or need: Ill and penniless, he was in sad straits indeed. 3. Archaic. a narrow passage or area. 4. an isthmus. adjective, Archaic. 5. narrow: Strait is […]
[streyts] /streɪts/ noun 1. a former silver coin and monetary unit of the Straits Settlements.
noun 1. a former British crown colony in SE Asia: included the settlements of Singapore, Penang, Malacca, and Labuan. Straits Settlements /streɪts/ plural noun 1. (formerly) a British crown colony of SE Asia that included Singapore, Penang, Malacca, Labuan, and some smaller islands