Definition of seaway
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
Recent Examples of seaway from the Web
The bank is seeking to divest of its subsidiaries in the Balkans and stakes in Hellenic Seaways and two Greek fish farms, Selonda and Nireus.
A seaway is said to have split the continent into Western and Eastern halves and an unknown location of a land connection allowed the Triceratops to head east.
Since deep draft navigation opened on the St. Lawrence in 1959, more than two and a half billion tons of cargo, worth around $375 billion, have traversed the seaway.
Everybody knows there was a shallow seaway cutting across the continent during the Late Cretaceous.
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First Known Use of seaway
before 12th century
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