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roadstead

[rohd-sted] /ˈroʊdˌstɛd/
noun, Nautical
1.
road (def 4).
Origin of roadstead
1325-1375
1325-75; Middle English radestede. See road, stead
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  • After obtaining leave from the doge to go out and give battle, he sailed into the roadstead on the 25th.

  • In this roadstead, strange to us both, Burns and I remained on deck almost all the time.

    'Twixt Land & Sea Joseph Conrad
  • It blowing too fresh to get a pilot, we ran into a roadstead at the mouth of the Shannon, and anchored with both bowers.

    Ned Myers James Fenimore Cooper
  • To quit a port or roadstead, and proceed to the destination.

    The Sailor's Word-Book William Henry Smyth
  • In front is the great Hampton roadstead, usually containing fleets of wind-bound vessels and some men-of-war.

  • We had a very short passage to Batavia, and anchored in the roadstead.

    Mark Seaworth William H.G. Kingston
  • The roadstead was fairly full of shipping, which included a gunboat, one or two steamers, and several large sailing-ships.

    The Last Voyage Lady (Annie Allnutt) Brassey
  • All the armament mustered at the roadstead of St. Valery, at the mouth of the Somme.

    Harold, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • The roadstead of Lorient is a great deep-water harbour, which can shelter the largest ships afloat.

    Rambles in Brittany Francis Miltoun
  • The Persian fleet sailed from the roadstead of Phalerum during that same night.

    Famous Sea Fights John Richard Hale
British Dictionary definitions for roadstead

roadstead

/ˈrəʊdˌstɛd/
noun
1.
(nautical) another word for road (sense 5)
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