oceangoing


oceangoing
/oh"sheuhn goh'ing/, adj.
1. (of a ship) designed and equipped to travel on the open sea.
2. noting or pertaining to sea transportation: oceangoing traffic.
Also, ocean-going.
[1880-85; OCEAN + GOING]

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  • oceangoing — [ō′shən gō΄iŋ] adj. of, or made for, travel on the ocean …   English World dictionary

  • oceangoing — o|cean|go|ing [ˈəuʃənˌgəuıŋ US ˈouʃənˌgou ] adj [only before noun] an oceangoing ship is designed to sail across the sea rather than a river or lake ▪ an oceangoing tanker …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • oceangoing — adjective an oceangoing ship is designed to sail across the sea: an oceangoing tanker …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • oceangoing — o′cean•go ing or o′cean go ing adj. 1) cvb navig. (of a ship) designed and equipped to travel on the open sea 2) cvb navig. noting or pertaining to sea transportation: oceangoing traffic[/ex] • Etymology: 1880–85 …   From formal English to slang

  • oceangoing — adjective Date: 1885 of, relating to, or designed for travel on the ocean …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • oceangoing — adjective (of a vessel) designed for use on ocean voyages Syn: seafaring, seagoing, bluewater …   Wiktionary

  • oceangoing — adj. built or equipped for sailing on the ocean (about a water vessel) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • oceangoing — adjective used on the high seas seafaring vessels • Syn: ↑seafaring, ↑seagoing • Similar to: ↑marine …   Useful english dictionary

  • ship — shipless, adj. shiplessly, adv. /ship/, n., v., shipped, shipping. n. 1. a vessel, esp. a large oceangoing one propelled by sails or engines. 2. Naut. a. a sailing vessel square rigged on all of three or more masts, having jibs, staysails, and a… …   Universalium