[ bloo-waw-ter, -wot-er ]

  1. 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.

Origin of blue-water

First recorded in 1900–05

Words Nearby blue-water Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use blue-water in a sentence

  • They had fine blowy days with Nancy up on Beachy Head above the sparkling blue water.

    Sinister Street, vol. 1 | Compton Mackenzie
  • He looked approvingly at the clear blue water of the little lake.

    Islands of Space | John W Campbell