Definitions

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

  • n. A permanent or commonly used sea route.

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  • n. Alternative spelling of sea lane.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • In particular, the Indian Navy places energy security and sea-lane protection as priorities.

    Asia's Great Naval Rivalry

  • The two nations also have stakes in ensuring sea-lane security, as well as shared concerns about Chinese access to the Indian Ocean and the South China Sea.

    The India-Vietnam Axis

  • P-3C sea-lane patrol aircraft back in 2001 in international airspace.

    Ride Aerospace With The Economic Cycle

  • With deep reliance on seaborne energy supplies and trade, and the world's fourth-largest merchant fleet, it was inconceivable that China would forever outsource all its sea-lane security.

    India Ahoy

  • And no government services means no sea-lane protection for your products shipping from Chinese factories, by the way.

    Dave Johnson: Tax the Rich: A Deficit Plan That Doesn't Hit We, the People

  • But a bizarre force pursues them along the cursed sea-lane known as Laughter's End, even as an arcane thing awakens aboard the Suncurl.

    Books in the Mail (W/E 06/27/2009)

  • "If Japan and the U.S. agree to strengthen sea-lane defense and a small carrier is needed," the official told NEWSWEEK, "we will have it."

    Smoke Alarm

  • And the little Revenge ran on through the long sea-lane between.

    Archive 2007-06-01

  • The captain always took the same course, twenty miles north of the eastbound sea-lane recommended by international agreement.

    SERPENT

  • What the British had not anticipated, or so Duncan hoped, was finding a disabled Dutch trading ship in their sea-lane, listing to starboard and taking on water.

    Pirates

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