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

Examples of seagoing in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Several seagoing outfits on Islamorada offer day trips to two other fascinating state parks: History filled Indian Key and the botanical wonders of Lignumvitae Key. Joe Yogerst, Forbes, 27 Jan. 2023 Meanwhile, post-doc Derek Tittensor has taken a broader view, looking at the worldwide distributions of over 11,500 seagoing species in 13 groups, from mangroves and seagrasses, to sharks, squids, and corals. Ed Yong, Discover Magazine, 28 July 2010 By 1640, for example, around a thousand seagoing ships were being constructed in the Netherlands each year, mostly for export markets. Aoife Daly, Discover Magazine, 15 Mar. 2022 The two companies plan to equip up to 100 of their seagoing ships with Alsym batteries as an auxiliary power source. Hiawatha Bray,, 2 Nov. 2022 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

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Word History

First Known Use

1828, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of seagoing was in 1828

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“Seagoing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

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

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