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[deep-waw-ter, -wot-er] /ˈdipˈwɔ tər, -ˈwɒt ər/
having, requiring, or operating in deep water:
deepwater shipping; deepwater drilling for oil.
Origin of deepwater
1785-95; deep + water Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The deep water below the stone did not give him back himself as had done the streamlet five days before.

    Lewis Rand Mary Johnston
  • Shoal water, deep water, it seemed all the same to our fortunes.

    The Forest Stewart Edward White
  • Presently I came to a sheer wall of stone, perhaps thirty feet high, rising directly from the deep water.

    Fisherman's Luck Henry van Dyke
  • He looked like he'd struck a rock where there was deep water on the chart.

    Cape Cod Stories Joseph C. Lincoln
  • He leaped on the end of their canoe as they pushed out into deep water.

  • Ever since dark one of my boats has been dodging astern here, in the deep water.

    The Rescue Joseph Conrad
  • Both vessels sank in deep water, practically the whole of their crews having been removed safely under a hot fire.

    America's War for Humanity Thomas Herbert Russell
  • That is why she fell down, down, through the deep water to the bottom of the lake.

    The Book of Nature Myths Florence Holbrook
Slang definitions & phrases for deep water

deep water

Related Terms

in deep water

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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Idioms and Phrases with deep water

deep water

see: in deep , def. 2.
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