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seaworthy

[ see-wur-thee ]

adjective

, sea·wor·thi·er, sea·wor·thi·est.
  1. constructed, outfitted, manned, and in all respects fitted for a voyage at sea.
  2. safe for a voyage at sea.


seaworthy

/ ˈsiːˌwɜːðɪ /

adjective

  1. in a fit condition or ready for a sea voyage


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Derived Forms

  • ˈseaˌworthiness, noun

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Other Words From

  • seaworthi·ness noun
  • un·seaworthi·ness noun
  • un·seaworthy adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of seaworthy1

First recorded in 1800–10; sea + -worthy

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Example Sentences

They were confident, however, that the craft would prove water-tight and seaworthy.

(c) Were the boats sent away in seaworthy condition and properly manned, equipped, and provisioned?

Ten minutes' hard work, in which we assisted, produced something a trifle more nautical and seaworthy than the first craft.

The ship was hardly seaworthy, and took seven weeks of sailing and floating to reach the harbor of Acapulco.

It was found, however, that the want of a fixed keel was a great detriment to her seaworthy qualities.

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