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blue-water

[ bloo-waw-ter, -wot-er ]
/ ˈbluˌwɔ tər, -ˌwɒt ər /
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adjective

designed to operate on and range over the open sea; oceangoing: a bluewater navy that can be dispatched throughout the world, far from its home base.

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Origin of blue-water

First recorded in1900–05
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