seaworthy

adjective
sea·wor·thy | \ ˈsē-ˌwər-t͟hē \

Definition of seaworthy 

: fit or safe for a sea voyage a seaworthy ship

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seaworthiness \ˈsē-ˌwər-t͟hē-nəs \ noun

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Set sail for Saturn’s seaworthy moon Titan, which may sport the ingredients for life. Blaine P. Friedlander Jr., Washington Post, "Skywatch: Saturn, Jupiter and Mars heading for opposition in June and July," 2 June 2018 Criminal gangs who control the coastline take the desperate legions who flock there, charge them exorbitant amounts of money and send them off on boats often barely seaworthy to make the treacherous passage. Dexter Filkins, New York Times, "Why Libya Continues to Burn," 18 May 2018 But to Ballon, the most fascinating element was the preparations for the base’s 48th anniversary celebration: engineers spent days polishing up the boats and tying ropes into ornate, seaworthy knots. Laura Mallonee, WIRED, "Bolivia Is Landlocked. Don't Tell That to Its Navy," 11 May 2018 Cabral, a welder who still works for Rafael’s company, has had a lot less work in recent months to keep the green boats seaworthy. David Abel, BostonGlobe.com, "Months after the Codfather went to prison, economic misery persists in New Bedford," 7 May 2018 In order to meet the October 31 deadline to enter the race, the trimaran was put together in a rush, meaning Crowhurst set off on an a boat that wasn't seaworthy. Danielle Rossingh, CNN, "Donald Crowhurst: Sailor's mystery disappearance inspires two movies," 13 Mar. 2018 The Drury family spends a lot of their time on the sea, so the Louisville space is considered their land home that reflects their seaworthy travels. Taylor M. Riley, The Courier-Journal, "Don’t let this Louisville farmhouse fool you. Inside it’s a nautical getaway," 12 Apr. 2018 Pagon’s program typically takes place weekly from November through April, with students constructing boats that, while simple, are indeed seaworthy. David Karas, The Christian Science Monitor, "In Philadelphia, students get a chance to build boats – and launch them," 28 Mar. 2018 In order to meet the October 31 deadline to enter the race, the trimaran was put together in a rush, meaning Crowhurst set off on an un-seaworthy boat. Danielle Rossingh, CNN, "Donald Crowhurst: Sailor's mystery disappearance inspires two movies," 13 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of seaworthy

1798, in the meaning defined above

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seaworthy

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of seaworthy

: fit or safe to travel on the sea

seaworthy

adjective
sea·wor·thy | \ ˈsē-ˌwər-t͟hē \

Kids Definition of seaworthy

: fit or safe for a sea voyage a seaworthy vessel

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