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[see-goh-ing] /ˈsiˌgoʊ ɪŋ/
designed or fit for going to sea, as a vessel.
going to sea; seafaring.
the activity of a person who travels by sea.
Origin of seagoing
1820-30; sea + going Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for seagoing
  • Any shipwrecks dating from that time would be the oldest seagoing vessels ever discovered.
  • Toxic nudibranchs-soft, seagoing slugs-produce a brilliant defense.
  • The seagoing life made him largely an absentee father, though his workaholic temperament no doubt contributed to that.
  • Permits will be issued free of charge for cargo transported in a sealed seagoing container bound to or from a seaport.
  • Specially built seagoing vessels can also capture the energy of offshore waves.
  • Senior citizens also receive subsidized health care in public hospitals and free interisland travel on public seagoing vessels.
  • One comment stated that there is no practicable benefit for non-seagoing vessels to report.
  • Lift boats are of novel design and have operating characteristics that are unlike conventional seagoing vessels.
British Dictionary definitions for seagoing


intended for or used at sea
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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