deep·​wa·​ter ˈdēp-ˌwȯ-tər How to pronounce deepwater (audio)
: of, relating to, or characterized by water of considerable depth
deepwater sailors
especially : able to accommodate oceangoing vessels
deepwater ports

Examples of deepwater in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In colonial times, the Chesapeake Bay’s deepwater channels and proximity to the Atlantic Ocean naturally catapulted Norfolk into shipping and naval activities. Katie Strasberg Rousso, Southern Living, 5 July 2024 Civilians in Washington are not happy about the deepwater megaport that China’s Cosco Shipping is building in Peru. Eduardo Porter, Washington Post, 20 June 2024 The key is to concentrate on deepwater structure and fish with live bait, either slowly trolling or drifting around humps and breaklines, usually right where the bottom begins to flatten out. Alex Robinson, Outdoor Life, 13 June 2024 Looking ahead, the resort is already looking to expand its exclusive offerings with plans for a deepwater marina, a private 18-hole golf course, and a members-only clubhouse. Abby Montanez, Robb Report, 20 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for deepwater 

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Word History

First Known Use

1723, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of deepwater was in 1723

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“Deepwater.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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deep·​wa·​ter ˌdēp-ˌwȯt-ər How to pronounce deepwater (audio)
: of or relating to water of great depth
especially : deep-sea
deepwater sailors

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