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

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Recent Examples on the Web 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, "A Robotic Mini-Armada Will Probe the Secrets of Hurricanes," 14 July 2020 Nicola Caygill, managing director of Micro-Cruising, which brokers mostly seagoing motor yachts and sailboats, has two definitions for what makes — or doesn’t make — a cruise ship micro. Elizabeth Heath, Washington Post, "Why this may be the moment for a micro cruise," 2 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 1 Oct. 2020.

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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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