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sea room

noun
1.
unobstructed space at sea in which a vessel can be easily maneuvered or navigated.
Origin of sea room
1545-1555
1545-55
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  • Instead of praying for plenty of sea room, he now hoped with all his heart that the vessel had been set in toward the coast.

    Blackbeard: Buccaneer Ralph D. Paine
  • He had no fears in regard to the safety of the ship as long as she had plenty of sea room.

    Dikes and Ditches Oliver Optic
  • We had sea room, and no lee shore to fear, and the ship was stanch, and no sailor can ask for more than that.

    Havelok The Dane Charles Whistler
  • The Clytie was fairly in mid-lake, with plenty of sea room to leeward.

    The Price Francis Lynde
  • Let's have sea room enough, and then let it blow the devil's head off.

  • We have plenty of sea room, and a good English hull beneath us.

    The Pathfinder James Fenimore Cooper
  • He had plenty of sea room, so that he might venture to lift his anchor.

    Michael Penguyne William H. G. Kingston
  • Nevertheless, they had plenty of sea–room, and now from the trending of the coast might prudently stand due south.

    Cradock Nowell, Vol. 3 (of 3) Richard Doddridge Blackmore
  • sea room and sky room were the want of her, and no matter which way she turned—bars.

    The Pagan Madonna Harold MacGrath
  • There was an abundance of sea room and he curved into the passage with his usual skill.

British Dictionary definitions for sea room

sea room

noun
1.
sufficient space to manoeuvre a vessel
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