sea·​bed | \ ˈsē-ˌbed How to pronounce seabed (audio) \
variants: or less commonly sea bed
plural seabeds also sea beds

Definition of seabed

: the floor of a sea or ocean : seafloor This atoll is the summit of an undersea volcano that rises from the seabed 10,000 feet below the surface.— Kennedy Warne

Examples of seabed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But, Browne said such achorages are well-sheltered and the seabed is favorable for anchors — likely weighing 10 tons or more — to stick. Matthias Gafni, San Francisco Chronicle, 7 Oct. 2021 Lying on the seabed, a section of pipeline about a mile long was possibly hooked by an insecure anchor from a cargo ship, and stretched like a bow string that caused a partial tear, according to federal investigators. Ian Palmer, Forbes, 7 Oct. 2021 Drop stones are rocks that land on the seabed, sometimes with so much force that the sediment deforms. Jennifer Frazer, Scientific American, 24 Sep. 2021 They are typically composed of bundles of fiber-optic cables that travel the ocean on the seabed. Stu Woo, WSJ, 16 Aug. 2021 They had been built on land reclaimed from the sea, with thousands of piles driven into the seabed to create the necessary foundations. Los Angeles Times, 4 Aug. 2021 Ask him about being pinned to the seabed by debris from the Titanic and you might be put off submarines for life. Alex Moore, Robb Report, 24 July 2021 The North Atlantic seabed was a mausoleum for the remains of countless planes and ships, including the Titanic and dozens of Spanish galleons. Eric Lindner, Popular Mechanics, 22 July 2021 From 1945 to 2009, Scales writes, the amount of plastic falling to the seabed doubled every 15 years. Benjamin Shull, The Christian Science Monitor, 7 July 2021

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First Known Use of seabed

1838, in the meaning defined above

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15 Oct 2021

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“Seabed.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Oct. 2021.

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