Narrow, and difficult to pass, Matthew 7:13,14. This word should not be confounded with straight. To be "in a strait," is to have one’s way beset with doubts or difficulties, to be at a loss, 1 Samuel 13:6 2 Samuel 24:14 Philippians 1:23.
These dictionary topics are from American Tract Society Bible Dictionary published in 1859. Public Domain, copy freely.
Rand, W. W. "Entry for 'STRAIT'". "American Tract Society Bible Dictionary".