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- n. An expanse of an ocean, sea, or large lake which is distant from shore and devoid of nearby islands or other obstructions.
- n. In a river, pond, or other small body of water, an area of surface unobstructed by aquatic vegetation, boulders, and the like, adequate for navigation or swimming.
- n. An area of an ocean, sea, lake, or river which is not covered by ice.
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