The degree of turbulence at sea, generally measured on a scale of 0 to 9 according to average wave height: it is blowing force six with a sea state to match [mass noun]: sea state has a considerable effect on how far a boat can be allowed to heel in weather conditions in excess of sea state 8
More example sentences
- We've simulated the generation of a very big wave in a realistic sea state by adding up individual frequency components.
- The ships encountered 30-knot winds and a sea state of three to four.
- The weather was perfect, with no wind, a sea state of 1 and less than ten per cent ice in the area.
Definition of sea state in:
- The US English dictionary