seaworthy

adjective

sea·​wor·​thy ˈsē-ˌwər-t͟hē How to pronounce seaworthy (audio)
: fit or safe for a sea voyage
a seaworthy ship
seaworthiness noun

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Archaeologists found the seaworthy Äpplet warship of the 1600s near the island of Vaxholm, east of Stockholm. Tim Newcomb, Popular Mechanics, 27 Oct. 2022 Höglund says studying the Äpplet can help researchers understand how large warships evolved, from the unstable Vasa to seaworthy behemoths that controlled the Baltic Sea. Tim Newcomb, Popular Mechanics, 27 Oct. 2022 What would be a good name for this seaworthy vegetal vessel? The Week Staff, The Week, 23 Sep. 2022 Thousands of Cubans and Haitians are attempting to reach Florida shores on makeshift vessels, many of which are not seaworthy. Rick Jervis, USA TODAY, 15 Sep. 2022 The topical play by Paul Grellong, about free speech in academia and the rise of white nationalism, wasn’t seaworthy, but Cranston’s presence was all that was required to turn this misbegotten drama into a hit. Charles Mcnulty, Los Angeles Times, 14 Sep. 2022 Cardejon would have used the available resources — maybe the hard wood of a doongon or barayong tree, which craftsmen cut under moonlit skies — to build seaworthy vessels that could carry goods between islands. Tim Carman, Washington Post, 11 July 2022 The 19-foot vessel sustained light damage to its bow but was still seaworthy. Sarah Rumpf, Fox News, 28 July 2022 To make the Everglades the most seaworthy Bronco, Ford raised the vent tubes for both axles, the transmission, and the transfer case. Eric Stafford, Car and Driver, 28 June 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1798, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of seaworthy was in 1798

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“Seaworthy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/seaworthy. Accessed 28 Nov. 2022.

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seaworthy

adjective

sea·​wor·​thy -ˌwər-t͟hē How to pronounce seaworthy (audio)
: fit or safe for a sea voyage
a seaworthy ship
seaworthiness noun

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