seaway
noun Date: before 12th century 1. the sea as a route for travel; also an ocean traffic lane 2. a moderate or rough sea 3. a deep inland waterway that admits ocean shipping

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  • seaway — [sē′wā΄] n. 1. a way or route by sea; sea as a means of travel 2. a ship s headway 3. a moderate to rough sea 4. an inland waterway to the sea for ocean ships [St. Lawrence Seaway] …   English World dictionary

  • seaway — UK [ˈsiːweɪ] / US [ˈsɪˌweɪ] noun [countable] Word forms seaway : singular seaway plural seaways 1) a river or canal that is wide enough and deep enough for ships from the sea to travel along 2) a path that ships follow across a sea …   English dictionary

  • seaway — /see way /, n. 1. a way over the sea. 2. the open sea. 3. the progress of a ship through the waves. 4. a more or less rough sea: a hard vessel to steer in a seaway. 5. a canal, enlarged river, etc., giving access to a landlocked port by… …   Universalium

  • Seaway — Voie maritime du Saint Laurent Pour les articles homonymes, voir Saint Laurent. L une des écluses de la Voie maritime Dans son acceptation la plus étendue, la Voie m …   Wikipédia en Français

  • seaway — noun a) a lane or route at sea that is regularly used by ships; a sea lane or trade route b) an inland waterway used by seagoing shippi …   Wiktionary

  • seaway — sea|way [ si,weı ] noun count 1. ) a river or CANAL that is wide enough and deep enough for ships from the ocean to travel along 2. ) a path that ships follow across an ocean …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • seaway — n. travel route across the sea; progress of a ship, distance a ship has traveled …   English contemporary dictionary

  • seaway — noun 1》 a waterway or channel used by or capable of accommodating ships. 2》 a rough sea in which to sail …   English new terms dictionary

  • seaway — noun (C) 1 a line of travel regularly used by ships on the sea 2 a river or canal (1) used by ships to go from the sea to places that are not on the coast …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • seaway — sea•way [[t]ˈsiˌweɪ[/t]] n. 1) naut. navig. a sea route 2) the open sea 3) naut. navig. the progress of a ship through the waves 4) navig. a more or less rough sea 5) naut. navig. civ a waterway giving access to a landlocked port by ocean vessels …   From formal English to slang

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