Definition of open sea in English:

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(usually the open sea)
  • An expanse of sea away from land: they turned and slowly headed into the open sea
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    • Mankind is drawn to the heavens for the same reason we were once drawn into unknown lands and across the open sea.
    • During that year divers regularly encountered large groups of rays in a channel leading from the open sea into Yap's lagoon.
    • Shore leave is restricted, but the tedium is relieved every three weeks or so when she heads out to the open sea to make fresh water, giving the ship's company a break from the heat and mosquitoes.

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