: an established sea route

Examples of sea-lane in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The stakes today involve not just control of undersea oil and gas reserves, fisheries, and commercial sea-lanes but also the viability of the troubled U.S.-Philippine alliance and even the global legal principle of freedom of the seas. Barry Eichengreen, Foreign Affairs, 28 Feb. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1869, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sea-lane was in 1869

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“Sea-lane.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Sep. 2023.

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: an established sea route
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