oceangoing

adjective
ocean·go·ing | \ ˈō-shən-ˌgō-iŋ \

Definition of oceangoing 

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

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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 Since there is far less oceangoing traffic, fewer obstacles, and more straight line of travel, you might be tempted to assume that a self-piloting ship would be easier to engineer than an autonomous car. Danny Vena, USA TODAY, "Google and Rolls-Royce join forces to create self-piloting ships," 19 Dec. 2017 Confidence is high Rolls-Royce believes that the first of these ships with reduced crews and remote support will be in operation by 2020, and fully unmanned oceangoing ships could launch by 2035. Danny Vena, USA TODAY, "Google and Rolls-Royce join forces to create self-piloting ships," 19 Dec. 2017 With a fast-growing economy and straddling oceangoing trade routes to much of Asia, Malaysia could be a crucial partner to any effort to isolate North Korea. Ben Otto, WSJ, "Trump to Meet Malaysian Leader as He Works to Shore Up Asian Ties," 10 Sep. 2017 How can two oceangoing vessels collide in the seemingly limitless expanse of the sea? Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "How Could the Fitzgerald Collision Happen?," 21 June 2017

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1854, in the meaning defined above

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oceangoing

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of oceangoing

: made for traveling on or across the ocean

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