AskDefine | Define narrows

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  1. third person singular of narrow


  1. A narrow part of a navigable waterway

Extensive Definition

Narrows is a term for restricted land or water passages. Most commonly it refers to a strait, though it can also refer to a water gap.
Used without qualification, it generally refers to The Narrows, which separates Staten Island from Brooklyn and connects the upper and lower sections of New York Bay.
See The Narrows (disambiguation) for other places of the same name.

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