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[deep-waw-ter, -wot-er] /ˈdipˈwɔ tər, -ˈwɒt ər/
having, requiring, or operating in deep water:
deepwater shipping; deepwater drilling for oil.
Origin of deepwater
First recorded in 1785-95; deep + water Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The deepwater sailor of to-day needs know none of these things.

    The Human Drift Jack London
  • Mrs. 'Arvey, and the Drews, an' us, and there isn't another cottage to be had anywhere in deepwater.

  • deepwater shipping dwindled and died, but the increase in coastwise sailing was consistent.

    The Old Merchant Marine Ralph D. Paine
  • To borrow the lines of these fleet and graceful models and apply them to the design of a deepwater ship was a bold conception.

    The Old Merchant Marine Ralph D. Paine
  • We've got these people: We'll have them out of deepwater in six months.

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