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sea room

unobstructed space at sea in which a vessel can be easily maneuvered or navigated.
Origin of sea room
First recorded in 1545-55 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Instead of praying for plenty of sea room, he now hoped with all his heart that the vessel had been set in toward the coast.

    Blackbeard: Buccaneer Ralph D. Paine
  • He had no fears in regard to the safety of the ship as long as she had plenty of sea room.

    Dikes and Ditches Oliver Optic
  • We had sea room, and no lee shore to fear, and the ship was stanch, and no sailor can ask for more than that.

    Havelok The Dane Charles Whistler
  • The Clytie was fairly in mid-lake, with plenty of sea room to leeward.

    The Price Francis Lynde
  • Let's have sea room enough, and then let it blow the devil's head off.

  • We have plenty of sea room, and a good English hull beneath us.

    The Pathfinder James Fenimore Cooper
  • He had plenty of sea room, so that he might venture to lift his anchor.

    Michael Penguyne William H. G. Kingston
  • Nevertheless, they had plenty of sea–room, and now from the trending of the coast might prudently stand due south.

    Cradock Nowell, Vol. 3 (of 3) Richard Doddridge Blackmore
  • sea room and sky room were the want of her, and no matter which way she turned—bars.

    The Pagan Madonna Harold MacGrath
  • Each man to his taste, I prefer sailing over the free ocean, with my stout galiot under my feet and plenty of sea room.

British Dictionary definitions for sea room

sea room

sufficient space to manoeuvre a vessel
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