See more synonyms for seaworthy on Thesaurus.com adjective, sea·wor·thi·er, sea·wor·thi·est. (of a vessel)
- constructed, outfitted, manned, and in all respects fitted for a voyage at sea.
- safe for a voyage at sea.
Origin of seaworthy
Related formssea·wor·thi·ness, nounun·sea·wor·thi·ness, nounun·sea·wor·thy, adjective
First recorded in 1800–10; sea
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Examples from the Web for seaworthy
Historical Examples of seaworthy
The Shootin' Star was seaworthy, though, and I wa'n't worried about her.
The first as to whether the ship was in every respect fit and seaworthy for the voyage.
"Besides, you know, you're the seaworthy child," she mocked.
September 30: Every seaworthy vessel, and many not seaworthy, now under charter.
Only one of Parker's ten ships was seaworthy after the fight.
British Dictionary definitions for seaworthy
Derived Formsseaworthiness, noun
- in a fit condition or ready for a sea voyage
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Word Origin and History for seaworthy
1807, "in fit condition to encounter heavy weather at sea," from sea + worthy. Related: Seaworthiness. Old English had særof "hardy at sea."
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