sea·​bed | \ˈsē-ˌbed \

Definition of seabed 

: the floor of a sea or ocean

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As the tsunami barreled toward the city, waves were amplified by the narrowing channel and rising seabed, driving the water more than 19 feet high in some places as waves smashed onto shore. Ben Otto, WSJ, "Scramble to Rescue Survivors of Indonesia Quake and Tsunami as Death Toll Rises," 30 Sep. 2018 Sitting on the sandy seabed at 100 feet is a shipwreck. Helen Scales, Discover Magazine, "Hearing Nemo," 17 Aug. 2018 The new seabed then pushes away the existing, denser rock at the ridge equally in both directions. Meg Neal, Popular Mechanics, "We’ve Been Wrong Before: The Expanding Earth Theory," 3 Aug. 2018 On the seabed off the rugged shores of Albania, one of the world’s least explored underwater coastlines, lies a wealth of treasures, and researchers are urging Albanian authorities to build a museum to display the artefacts. Washington Post, "Archaeologists urge Albania to protect underwater heritage," 4 July 2018 The configuration is also useful for sitting on the seabed while conducting missions. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Here Is the Advanced Attack Submarine the U.S. Navy Never Built," 20 June 2018 The claim was that his new ship, the Hughes Glomar Explorer, was seeking to recover manganese nodules from the seabed. Michael Richter, WSJ, "The Public Has a Right to Know, but There Are Limits," 5 Apr. 2018 It was hand-forged for an old British man-of-war, and a trawler hauled it up from the seabed of the English Channel, a stone’s throw from here. Joshua Levine, Smithsonian, "The Hunt for the Notorious U-Boat UB-29," 19 Apr. 2018 Now, the capital is turning to new technology to help pinpoint the litter so that human divers can scour it off the seabed. Richard Martyn-hemphill And Henrik Pryser Libell, New York Times, "Trash in the Fjords? Norway Turns to Drones," 4 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of seabed

1838, in the meaning defined above

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