sea fight

  1. a fight between ships at sea.

Origin of sea fight

First recorded in 1590–1600

Words Nearby sea fight Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use sea fight in a sentence

  • In the sea-fight off Minorca, in 1756, a gunner had his right hand shot off, just as he was going to fire off a gun.

  • Thus ended this celebrated sea-fight, chronicled in the naval annals of England as the glorious First—1st of June.

    True Blue | W.H.G. Kingston
  • The quarrel quickly led to a sea fight, and it was in one of these combats that Marco Polo engaged.

    Discoverers and Explorers | Edward R. Shaw
  • Before relating this sea fight it is important to observe that China evidently expected a war with Japan as early as July 16.

    Japan | Various
  • Gregory of Tours tells us that they overthrew Hygelac on land, and then in a sea fight annihilated his fleet.

    Beowulf | R. W. Chambers