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


  1. having, requiring, or operating in deep water:

    deepwater shipping; deepwater drilling for oil.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of deepwater1

First recorded in 1785–95; deep + water

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Example Sentences

Of particular interest to Cheriton, Sherman and their colleagues was whether the pollution had reached deepwater, or mesophotic, reefs farther offshore, which could be a refuge for coral species that were known to be dying in shallower areas.

BP—No surprise here, but the energy company behind the Deepwater Horizon oil spill gets no love on the Internet.

And he had broken ground on Porto Açu, a massive deepwater port meant to break the logjam of Brazilian shipping.

These devoted investigators are returning to Nikumaroro next month with deepwater search equipment.

Once the seal was set, the Deepwater Horizon floating rig would move on.

At the top is the federal response to the Deepwater Horizon drilling disaster and the subsequent oil spill.

To borrow the lines of these fleet and graceful models and apply them to the design of a deepwater ship was a bold conception.

Deepwater shipping dwindled and died, but the increase in coastwise sailing was consistent.

That wind-blown voice of his, with its deepwater melodiousness, had dropped to a whisper.

Mrs. 'Arvey, and the Drews, an' us, and there isn't another cottage to be had anywhere in Deepwater.

We've got these people: We'll have them out of Deepwater in six months.





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