oceangoing

or o·cean-go·ing

[ oh-shuhn-goh-ing ]
/ ˈoʊ ʃənˌgoʊ ɪŋ /

adjective

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

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Origin of oceangoing

First recorded in 1880–85; ocean + going
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Example sentences from the Web for oceangoing

  • Two of the minesweepers are oceangoing vessels; the other six can sweep harbors or inshore seas only.

  • Big brutes of oceangoing steamers floundering along in the dark, lowing out like seacows.

    Ulysses|James Joyce

British Dictionary definitions for oceangoing

ocean-going

adjective

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