: a place less enclosed than a harbor where ships may ride at anchor
Examples of roadstead in a Sentence
Recent Examples on the WebContainer ships and oil tankers, waiting for a berth, are assigned a place to anchor in the roadstead off Long Beach and Huntington Harbor.
Los Angeles Times, 6 Oct. 2021 The Anzio roadstead was thick with Allied ships, but the Germans owned the skies.
Bartle Bull, WSJ, 16 Dec. 2020
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