sea·​wor·​thy | \ ˈsē-ˌwər-t͟hē How to pronounce seaworthy (audio) \

Definition of seaworthy

: fit or safe for a sea voyage a seaworthy ship

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seaworthiness \ ˈsē-​ˌwər-​t͟hē-​nəs How to pronounce seaworthy (audio) \ noun

Examples of seaworthy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Machine Odyssey isn't simply a seaworthy science project. Ed Garsten, Forbes, 14 Sep. 2021 That return trip almost directly into the swell would have tested us more than Mike’s tough, seaworthy boat. oregonlive, 2 July 2021 The actual building of the Navy was slow; the first three frigates were not seaworthy until 1799. David F. Eisner, National Review, 31 May 2021 On a social media post, Chief Patrol Agent Thomas Martin said the vessel was not seaworthy. Cindy Krischer Goodman,, 31 May 2021 When America passes by, Iran regularly sends knock-off Boston Whalers into the Gulf, pushing, in higher-than-optimal sea states, to keep up with larger and more seaworthy U.S. craft. Craig Hooper, Forbes, 21 May 2021 After the dhow was deemed seaworthy and its crew was questioned, they were provided with food and water and released, according to the statement. Brad Lendon, CNN, 10 May 2021 Indonesia insists the vessel has been certified as seaworthy. Barnini Chakraborty, Washington Examiner, 23 Apr. 2021 The submersible, while having all the underwater efficiency of the submarine, is built to operate on the surface as well, and is practically as seaworthy as a destroyer. Popular Mechanics Editors, Popular Mechanics, 8 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of seaworthy

1798, in the meaning defined above

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“Seaworthy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of seaworthy

: fit or safe to travel on the sea


sea·​wor·​thy | \ ˈsē-ˌwər-t͟hē How to pronounce seaworthy (audio) \

Kids Definition of seaworthy

: fit or safe for a sea voyage a seaworthy vessel

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