beam sea

noun

Definition of beam sea

: a sea whose surface motion is approximately at a right angle to the course of a vessel

First Known Use of beam sea

1820, in the meaning defined above

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“Beam sea.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/beam%20sea. Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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