seafloor

[see-flawr, -flohr]
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noun

the solid surface underlying a sea or an ocean.

Nearby words

  1. seacock,
  2. seadog,
  3. seadrome,
  4. seafarer,
  5. seafaring,
  6. seafloor spreading,
  7. seafood,
  8. seaford,
  9. seafowl,
  10. seafront

Origin of seafloor

First recorded in 1850–55; sea + floor

Also called seabed.

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Word Origin and History for sea-floor

sea-floor

n.

1832, from sea + floor (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper