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Definition of beam sea in English:

noun

Nautical
A sea which is rolling against a ship’s side approximately at right angles.
Example sentences
  • Because of this, the 31 tends to roll from side to side in a beam sea, particularly at slow speeds or drifting.
  • Crossing the Cook Channel was a breeze with beam seas at only around a foot to a foot and a half.
  • With the beam sea still running, and with the boat therefore moving erratically, this was no small feat.

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