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 The dive was part of an expedition in the Gulf of Alaska to explore deepwater habitats. CBS News, 8 Sep. 2023 In Nome, the regional hub town to the southeast, the nation’s first deepwater Arctic port is in development, which could support U.S. Coast Guard operations in the area. Nathaniel Herz, Anchorage Daily News, 7 Sep. 2023 Plans include $600 million to build the nation’s first deepwater Arctic port in Nome. Alex Demarban, Anchorage Daily News, 17 Aug. 2023 The lavish Lowcountry compound also includes a 550-foot deepwater dock, a kayak launch, and a boat lift. Abby Montanez, Robb Report, 15 Aug. 2023 The cofounder of the company whose submersible imploded on a visit to the deepwater site of the Titanic’s remains is turning his eyes to the stars. Chris Morris, Fortune, 1 Aug. 2023 Researchers in Australia recently discovered a new species of demon catshark – a dusky deepwater shark with striking white eyes – by following a trail of some odd-looking eggs. Matt Hrodey, Discover Magazine, 3 July 2023 The Council is the professional association representing Florida’s 16 deepwater seaports, including Port Tampa Bay. Max Chesnes Tampa Bay Times (tns), al, 28 June 2023 The Associated Press reported that Nome, Alaska will be the site of America's first deepwater Arctic port — a $600 million facility that will play host to cruise ships, cargo boats and Navy vessels. Joel Mathis, The Week, 22 June 2023 See More

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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 1 Oct. 2023.

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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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