sea·​go·​ing | \ ˈsē-ˌgō-iŋ How to pronounce seagoing (audio) , -ˌgȯ(-)iŋ \

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Recent Examples on the Web An Austal rendering shows a vessel with a seagoing prow that hinges upward, allowing a ramp to extend forward into shallow water. al, 2 Aug. 2021 The ship, one of the world’s biggest seagoing vessels, is also one of its best known, after it got stuck lengthwise across the Suez Canal, blocking traffic both ways on the critical choke point. Benoit Faucon, WSJ, 30 July 2021 At Young’s direction, Pratt announced that an ambitious young Mormon named Sam Brannan would organize and lead a seagoing company to Zion. Gary Kamiya, San Francisco Chronicle, 28 May 2021 Mariners know that haste and heavy seagoing machinery are a deadly combination. Washington Post, 31 Mar. 2021 Some 30,000 cubic-meters of sand was dredged to help dislodge the Ever Given, along with the deployment of 11 harbor tugs and two seagoing tugs. Morgan Winsor And Hatem Maher, ABC News, 29 Mar. 2021 India has one aircraft carrier in active service, the 45,000-ton Vikramaditya, which currently operates a seagoing variant of the Russian MiG-29K fighter. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 22 Dec. 2020 Now, in 2020, a battleship could reach up to 1,000 nautical miles while the F-35C, the seagoing version of the Joint Strike Fighter, has a combat radius between 630 and 740 miles. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 16 Oct. 2020 This year, as hurricanes race into the warming coastal waters of the U.S., an array of seagoing robots will be waiting for them. John Fialka, Scientific American, 14 July 2020

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First Known Use of seagoing

1828, in the meaning defined above

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“Seagoing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Sep. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of seagoing

: made or used for traveling on the sea


sea·​go·​ing | \ ˈsē-ˌgō-iŋ How to pronounce seagoing (audio) \

Kids Definition of seagoing

: suitable or used for sea travel a seagoing vessel

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