sea letter

noun

Also called: passport a document issued to a merchant vessel, esp in wartime, authorizing it to leave a port or proceed freely
(formerly) a document issued to a vessel in port, describing its cargo, crew, etc

Nearby words

  1. sea lane,
  2. sea lavender,
  3. sea lawyer,
  4. sea leather,
  5. sea legs,
  6. sea lettuce,
  7. sea level,
  8. sea lily,
  9. sea lion,
  10. sea loch

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