the sea or ocean beyond the three-mile limit or territorial waters of a country.
Usually high seas.
- the open, unenclosed waters of any sea or ocean; common highway.
- Law.the area within which transactions are subject to court of admiralty jurisdiction.
Origin of high sea
before 1100; Middle English; Old English hēah-sǣ
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Never before have two naval forces of such magnitude as the British and German high-sea fleets engaged in combat.America's War for Humanity
Thomas Herbert Russell