Definition of roadstead in English:
Another term for road (sense 3).
- The ships then sailed to Blind Bay and anchored in the Astrolabe roadstead.
- The island prospered as thousands of homeward-bound vessels anchored in the roadstead in a year, staying for considerable periods, refitting and revictualling.
- In the meantime, some visiting boats anchor out in the roadstead and their crews dinghy in to the adjacent, landlocked municipal marina.
Mid 16th century: from road + obsolete stead 'a place'.
Words that rhyme with roadsteadfarmstead • bedstead • Hemel Hempstead • homestead
Definition of roadstead in:
- US English dictionary
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