or o·cean-go·ing

[oh-shuh n-goh-ing]
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  1. (of a ship) designed and equipped to travel on the open sea.
  2. noting or pertaining to sea transportation: oceangoing traffic.

Origin of oceangoing

First recorded in 1880–85; ocean + going
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  1. (of a ship, boat, etc) suited for travel on the open ocean
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