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maiden voyage

noun
1.
the first voyage of a ship after its acceptance by the owners from the builders.
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05
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Examples for maiden voyage
  • They said it was unsinkable, yet ice sunk it on its maiden voyage.
  • It was unusual to have invited him on a maiden voyage with a freshly trained crew.
British Dictionary definitions for maiden voyage

maiden voyage

noun
1.
(nautical) the first voyage of a vessel
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Idioms and Phrases with maiden voyage
The first experience, as in This tennis tournament is my maiden voyage in statewide competition. This term, originally meaning the first voyage of a ship, was first recorded in 1901, but the use of maiden to signify “the first time” dates from the mid-1500s.
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