sea lane


noun

a standard navigational route for ships traversing an ocean or sea.

Nearby words

  1. sea kale,
  2. sea king,
  3. sea lace,
  4. sea ladder,
  5. sea lamprey,
  6. sea lavender,
  7. sea lawyer,
  8. sea leather,
  9. sea legs,
  10. sea letter

Origin of sea lane

First recorded in 1875–80

Also called shipping lane.

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British Dictionary definitions for sea lane

sea lane

noun

an established route for ships
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