or o·cean-go·ing

[ oh-shuh n-goh-ing ]
/ ˈoʊ ʃənˌgoʊ ɪŋ /


(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

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples 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