seaway

noun

sea·​way ˈsē-ˌwā How to pronounce seaway (audio)
1
: the sea as a route for travel
also : an ocean traffic lane
2
: a moderate or rough sea
3
: a deep inland waterway that admits ocean shipping

Examples of seaway in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The seaway, which stretched from the Arctic Ocean to the Gulf of Mexico and east through what is now Hudson Bay, essentially divided North America into three parts. Kristi Curry Rogers, Scientific American, 1 Feb. 2024 Mumbai has been given a makeover: Suspension bridges span its seaways, as well as its infamous slums, and new metro lines have been carved beneath its Art Deco and Indo-Saracenic facades and rumbling commuter railways. Alex Travelli, New York Times, 31 May 2024 Tiara clearly designed this boat for a seaway, a point made by the portside companion seating opposite the two-seater helm—which creates four forward-facing seats in the salon. Kevin Koenig, Robb Report, 5 Mar. 2024 When these creatures lived, the region that is now Kentucky was an ancient seaway connecting North America, Europe and Northern Africa. Shi En Kim, Smithsonian Magazine, 9 Feb. 2024 See all Example Sentences for seaway 

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Word History

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of seaway was before the 12th century

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“Seaway.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/seaway. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

seaway

noun
sea·​way -ˌwā How to pronounce seaway (audio)
1
a
: a route for travel on the sea
b
: an ocean traffic lane
2
: a rough sea
3
: a deep inland waterway that admits ocean shipping

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