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seagoing

[see-goh-ing]
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adjective
  1. designed or fit for going to sea, as a vessel.
  2. going to sea; seafaring.
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noun
  1. the activity of a person who travels by sea.
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Origin of seagoing

First recorded in 1820–30; sea + going
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Examples from the Web for seagoing

Historical Examples

  • The number of improvements since his seagoing days was astonishing.

    Cap'n Warren's Wards

    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • I call it that because it can hardly be called a seagoing experience.

    Some Reminiscences

    Joseph Conrad

  • Only a seagoing man knows how to take a ship's ladder with speed.

    The U-boat hunters

    James B. Connolly

  • Thus the honour of having carried the first seagoing vessel to this sea also belongs to the great navigator.

  • This bill included a feasible project for making the Virginia Capital accessible to seagoing vessels.


British Dictionary definitions for seagoing

seagoing

adjective
  1. intended for or used at sea
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