(of a ship) designed and equipped to travel on the open sea.
noting or pertaining to sea transportation: oceangoing traffic.
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How to use oceangoing in a sentence
Big brutes of oceangoing steamers floundering along in the dark, lowing out like seacows.Ulysses | James Joyce
Smaller oceangoing craft are used in a limited amount of coastal trade.Area Handbook for Albania | Eugene K. Keefe
Two of the minesweepers are oceangoing vessels; the other six can sweep harbors or inshore seas only.Area Handbook for Albania | Eugene K. Keefe
British Dictionary definitions for ocean-going
(of a ship, boat, etc) suited for travel on the open ocean
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