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beam sea

noun, Nautical.
1.
a sea striking the vessel at right angles to its keel.
Origin of beam sea
1880-1885
1880-85
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  • The beam-sea was sweeping across the ship regularly every half-minute.

    H.M.S. ---- Klaxon

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