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seaway
American English: /ˈsiˌweɪ/
British English: /ˈsiːweɪ/

Translation of seaway in Spanish:

noun

  • 1.1 (route)
    ruta (feminine) marítima
    Example sentences
    • Unfortunately we need two miles of seaway to stop our ship and our rudder is jammed, hence we cannot change course.
    • In a dangerous combat situation, or even a crowded seaway, this can provide a huge advantage.
    • Columbus set out to find a new seaway to India and he ended up discovering America.
    1.2 (waterway)
    (para embarcaciones de gran calado)
    Example sentences
    • After 1903 and improvements to the St. Lawrence waterway, larger ships or ‘canalers’ could navigate the seaway.
    • Canada is every bit as vulnerable, experts say, at its ports, docks, canals, lakes, and seaways.
    • Every battle ever fought there was fought over control of the seaway.

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