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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Unobstructed space at sea adequate for maneuvering a ship.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Room or space at sea for a vessel to maneuver, drive, or scud, without peril of running ashore or aground.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Sufficient room at sea for a vessel to make any required movement; space free from obstruction in which a ship can be easily manœuvered or navigated.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. space for maneuver at sea

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