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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Ships, submarines, and other seagoing vessels are tested here from design to completion. Manasee Wagh, Popular Mechanics, 20 Sep. 2022 But before that ship hits the waves, its safety and seagoing capabilities need to be tested in the Navy’s immense indoor ocean facility. Manasee Wagh, Popular Mechanics, 20 Sep. 2022 The Falcon 9’s reusable first stage returned from space and successfully touched down on a seagoing landing platform in the Pacific Ocean. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 26 July 2022 That’s why diesel is favored in big trucks, railroad locomotives, and seagoing ships. Globe Staff,, 26 May 2022 Almost a billion seagoing containers travel the globe annually, Dr. Wasser says, yet only 1% or 2% get inspected, and corruption in ports and governments further reduces enforcement. Dean Paton, The Christian Science Monitor, 28 Apr. 2022 Lucas also hopes to use the simulator for his own research on seagoing robots that could potentially use ocean currents to power their own propulsion. Joshua Emerson Smith, San Diego Union-Tribune, 3 Dec. 2021 When wine tasters visited the ranch, Nyborg would throw in seagoing stories to any visitor who asked about the winery name or the nautical equipment everywhere. Sam Whiting, San Francisco Chronicle, 25 Nov. 2021 Despite this trend, Spain predicted that seagoing ships will rely on human crews well into the future., 18 Oct. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1828, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of seagoing was in 1828

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“Seagoing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2022.

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sea·​go·​ing -ˌgō-iŋ How to pronounce seagoing (audio)
: designed or used for sea travel

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