roadstead

[ rohd-sted ]
/ ˈroʊdˌstɛd /

noun Nautical.

Origin of roadstead

First recorded in 1325–75, roadstead is from the Middle English word radestede. See road, stead
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roadstead

/ (ˈrəʊdˌstɛd) /

noun

nautical another word for road (def. 5)
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