Deep-sea
Deep-sea Deep"-sea`, a. Of or pertaining to the deeper parts of the sea; as, a deep-sea line (i. e., a line to take soundings at a great depth); deep-sea lead; deep-sea soundings, explorations, etc. [1913 Webster]

2. at some distance from the shore; as, deep-sea fishing.

Syn: offshore. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC]

3. taking place in the deeper parts of the sea; as, deep-sea exploration. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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