from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A sheltered offshore anchorage area for ships.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A partly-sheltered anchorage outside a harbour.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An anchorage off shore. Same as road, 4.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as road, 5.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a partly sheltered anchorage
Variant of rodestead : rode2 + sted, place (variant of stead).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)