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sea fight

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  1. a fight between ships at sea.
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Origin of sea fight

First recorded in 1590–1600
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Examples from the Web for sea fight

Historical Examples

  • The courage which girls exhibit is like a battle of Lundy's Lane, or a sea-fight.

    Essays, Second Series

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • When the hunting was over the arena was filled with water, and a sea-fight ensued.

  • He chose then this counsel, to stay in that place and decide matters there by a sea-fight.

  • But this sea-fight surprised even me in its savage fierceness.

    The Lost Continent

    C. J. Cutcliffe Hyne

  • He lost an eye when boarding an enemy's ship in a sea-fight.

    Character

    Samuel Smiles