un·​sea·​wor·​thy ˌən-ˈsē-ˌwər-t͟hē How to pronounce unseaworthy (audio)
: not fit for a sea voyage : not seaworthy
an unseaworthy vessel

Examples of unseaworthy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Sell them a passage on a very unseaworthy boat and, far too many times, that's ended in the loss of hundreds of men and women and children on those boats. Foreign Affairs, 29 Sep. 2014 On April 22, Baltimore City officials accused Grace Ocean and Synergy Marine of negligence, arguing in court filings that the two firms knew the Dali was unseaworthy before the bridge collapse. Lia Russell, Baltimore Sun, 1 May 2024 Smugglers use unseaworthy boats and cram as many migrants as possible inside — sometimes inside locked holds — for journeys that can take days. Derek Gatopoulos, Anchorage Daily News, 14 June 2023 Starting early Tuesday, the unseaworthy, overcrowded iron boats, came one after the other in what appeared to be almost a procession to onlookers on Lampedusa, a fishing and tourist island south of Sicily. Frances D'emilio, BostonGlobe.com, 13 Sep. 2023 See all Example Sentences for unseaworthy 

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Word History

First Known Use

1820, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unseaworthy was in 1820

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“Unseaworthy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unseaworthy. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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