oceangoing

or o·cean-go·ing

[oh-shuh n-goh-ing]

adjective

(of a ship) designed and equipped to travel on the open sea.
noting or pertaining to sea transportation: oceangoing traffic.

Nearby words

  1. ocean sunfish,
  2. ocean-going,
  3. oceanarium,
  4. oceanaut,
  5. oceanfront,
  6. oceania,
  7. oceanian,
  8. oceanic,
  9. oceanic crust,
  10. oceanic ridge

Origin of oceangoing

First recorded in 1880–85; ocean + going

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British Dictionary definitions for ocean-going

ocean-going

adjective

(of a ship, boat, etc) suited for travel on the open ocean
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