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oceangoing

or o·cean-go·ing

[oh-shuh n-goh-ing]
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adjective
  1. (of a ship) designed and equipped to travel on the open sea.
  2. noting or pertaining to sea transportation: oceangoing traffic.

Origin of oceangoing

First recorded in 1880–85; ocean + going
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Examples from the Web for oceangoing

Historical Examples

  • Two of the minesweepers are oceangoing vessels; the other six can sweep harbors or inshore seas only.

    Area Handbook for Albania

    Eugene K. Keefe

  • Big brutes of oceangoing steamers floundering along in the dark, lowing out like seacows.

    Ulysses

    James Joyce