ocean·​go·​ing | \ ˈō-shən-ˌgō-iŋ How to pronounce oceangoing (audio) \

Definition of oceangoing

: of, relating to, or designed for travel on the ocean

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In three months, his containment unit had brought 400 workers, three oceangoing ships and numerous barges to clean up the spill. Darryl Fears, Washington Post, "A ‘volcano’ at the bottom of the gulf," 1 July 2019 But the lake is also the site of a major freshwater port that draws oceangoing ships from the St. Lawrence Seaway. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Chicago’s international port looks for funds to improve its facilities and attract more shipping business," 3 June 2019 That could push oceangoing ships to compete with trucks and trains for low sulfur diesel at the same time supplies are limited. Stephanie Yang, WSJ, "Gas Prices Are Falling, but Refiners Keep Making More," 23 Dec. 2018 Longer term, an international air-pollution rule to cut emissions from oceangoing ships is poised to boost U.S. refining companies, particularly those with more technologically advanced facilities on the Gulf Coast and in the Midwest. Rebecca Elliott, WSJ, "Gasoline Makers Are Reaping Big Profits," 7 Aug. 2018 Native to southeast Asia, the termite is thought to have arrived in South Florida on ships and oceangoing yachts, spreading from marinas into neighborhoods. David Fleshler, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Asian termites killing South Florida pine trees, weakening other trees for hurricanes," 14 Apr. 2018 Only two oceangoing ferries can do the chain run: The Tustumena and the Kennicott, which usually sails the route from Bellingham, Washington, to Whittier. Michelle Theriault Boots, Anchorage Daily News, "Alaska ‘chain run’ ferry underway after breakdown, but uncertainty remains," 10 Apr. 2018 Last year, 7,500 oceangoing ships and barges passed through the delta en route to river ports as far north as Minneapolis. Jennifer Larino, NOLA.com, "Army Corps starting levee patrols as Mississippi River rises," 26 Feb. 2018 More than half a dozen cruise lines that market to North Americans are rolling out new oceangoing ships in 2018. Gene Sloan, USA TODAY, "New cruise ships for 2018: Carnival Cruise Line's Carnival Horizon," 2 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of oceangoing

1854, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of oceangoing

: made for traveling on or across the ocean

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