beam sea


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

Word History

First Known Use

1820, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of beam sea was in 1820

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“Beam sea.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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