sea room


unobstructed space at sea in which a vessel can be easily maneuvered or navigated.

Origin of sea room

First recorded in 1545–55 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for sea room

leeway, elbowroom

Examples from the Web for sea room

Historical Examples of sea room

  • There was not sea-room to wear and bear up on the other tack.

    Sir Henry Morgan, Buccaneer

    Cyrus Townsend Brady

  • What you want for your craft on this voyage is plenty of sea-room.

    The Wedding Ring

    T. De Witt Talmage

  • There was therefore plenty of sea-room for the floating-ice to escape southwards.

  • Them as are outside to-morrow morning will do well to see that they have plenty of sea-room.

    The Life Savers

    James Otis

  • That may be all well enough, however, where there is plenty of sea-room.

British Dictionary definitions for sea room

sea room


sufficient space to manoeuvre a vessel
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