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sea room

unobstructed space at sea in which a vessel can be easily maneuvered or navigated.
Origin of sea room
1545-55 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Fortunately there was plenty of sea-room, for Dave Darrin was not in reality running away.

  • There was not sea-room to wear and bear up on the other tack.

    Sir Henry Morgan, Buccaneer Cyrus Townsend Brady
  • Every dictate of prudence told him not to close with the canoes until he had plenty of sea-room.

    The Crater James Fenimore Cooper
  • What you want for your craft on this voyage is plenty of sea-room.

    The Wedding Ring T. De Witt Talmage
  • Its primary meaning is “sea-room,” whether on the high seas or at anchor.

  • There was therefore plenty of sea-room for the floating-ice to escape southwards.

  • It come with a nasty rush, and I had no way on me to steer clear, set apart the want of sea-room.

    It Never Can Happen Again William De Morgan
  • Them as are outside to-morrow morning will do well to see that they have plenty of sea-room.

    The Life Savers James Otis
  • There being signs of a coming storm, in order to have sea-room the ship made sail away from the land.

    Notable Voyagers W.H.G. Kingston and Henry Frith
  • That may be all well enough, however, where there is plenty of sea-room.

British Dictionary definitions for sea-room

sea room

sufficient space to manoeuvre a vessel
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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