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seaworthy Line breaks: sea|worthy
Pronunciation: /ˈsiːwəːði/

Definition of seaworthy in English:


(Of a boat) in a good enough condition to sail on the sea.
Example sentences
  • Assuredly Chinese ships were seaworthy enough to sail across the Pacific and back.
  • His coastguard - one seaworthy ship - sailed to Poti.
  • Team 3 is responsible for the engineering compartments and ensures the vessel is actually seaworthy.



Pronunciation: /ˈsiːwəːðɪnəs/
Example sentences
  • Over the past fifteen years I've sailed various boats of differing seaworthiness in the bay and along the coast.
  • Moreover the seaworthiness of the vessel required that cargo should be correctly stowed.
  • His exploits follow a long line of expeditions trying to prove the seaworthiness of primitive boats.

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