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seaway

[ see-wey ]
/ ˈsiˌweɪ /
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noun

a way over the sea.
the open sea.
the progress of a ship through the waves.
a more or less rough sea: a hard vessel to steer in a seaway.
a canal, enlarged river, etc., giving access to a landlocked port by oceangoing vessels.

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Origin of seaway

before 1000; Middle English seewey,Old English sǣweg.See sea, way1
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British Dictionary definitions for seaway

seaway
/ (ˈsiːˌweɪ) /

noun

a waterway giving access to an inland port, navigable by ocean-going ships
a vessel's progress
a rough or heavy sea
a route across the sea
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