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[see-wur-th ee] /ˈsiˌwɜr ði/
adjective, seaworthier, seaworthiest. (of a vessel)
constructed, outfitted, manned, and in all respects fitted for a voyage at sea.
safe for a voyage at sea.
Origin of seaworthy
1800-10; sea + -worthy
Related forms
seaworthiness, noun
unseaworthiness, noun
unseaworthy, adjective Unabridged
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Examples from the web for seaworthy
  • Neither will a new campus make the vessel more seaworthy.
  • Although his boat was not as seaworthy as any modern sub.
  • Of their ten sails, only one frigate remained seaworthy at the close of the action.
  • There's a guacamole to start, but the smoked marlin provides a more seaworthy and adventuresome dip.
  • Instead, it must have been harpooned far offshore, in big seaworthy canoes built from the extinct palm tree.
  • Now the time has come to hold on tight and govern the ship through the storm to prove it is really seaworthy.
  • Many repairs have been made to the ship to make it seaworthy.
  • Work is be performed in the local bay area as the vessel is not seaworthy for ocean tow.
  • All boats, when berthed, must be kept bailed and in seaworthy condition.
  • Service capacity and reliability will be improved by the addition of a more seaworthy vessel in the service.
British Dictionary definitions for seaworthy


in a fit condition or ready for a sea voyage
Derived Forms
seaworthiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for seaworthy

1807, "in fit condition to encounter heavy weather at sea," from sea + worthy. Related: Seaworthiness. Old English had særof "hardy at sea."

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