Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A boat designed for use at sea.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • A boat or vessel adapted to the open sea; hence, a vessel considered with reference to her power of resisting a storm, or maintaining herself in a heavy sea.
  • A chiton.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A vessel considered with reference to her sea-going qualities or behavior at sea: as, a good or a bad sea-boat.
  • n. A sea-bug.

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

  • n. a boat that is seaworthy; that is adapted to the open seas

Etymologies

sea +‎ boat (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • She was said to be a sturdy seaboat, and was well equipped by the merchants of Honfleur.

    Champlain's Dream

  • She certainly was a capital seaboat and lay-to now as easily as if she were at anchor in the Mersey, though the wind was whistling through the rigging and the ocean far and wide white with foam, bowing and scraping to the big waves that rolled in after her like an old dowager duchess in

    The Ghost Ship A Mystery of the Sea

  • She leaked; her timbers were poor material for a seaboat in quarters where heavy weather was to be expected; and the accommodation she offered for a fairly extended cruise was cramped and uncomfortable.

    The Life of Captain Matthew Flinders

  • The little _Higo_ was not a bad seaboat, for, following good advice, her owners had provided her with rolling beams; but, mind you, she had by no means the steadiness of a rock, nor did she pretend to cut the water at the rate of twenty knots an hour.

    Corea or Cho-sen The Land of the Morning Calm

  • Seabird is as good a seaboat as anything of her size that floats; but you don't know what it is to be out in anything like a heavy sea in a thirty tonner.

    Among Malay Pirates : a Tale of Adventure and Peril

  • In spite of her top-hamper the officers speak of her qualities as a seaboat, and of her performance during a succession of heavy gales, in terms of the highest praise.

    Destruction of a Federal American Ship by a Confederate Sloop of War.

  • But the Travancore was an able seaboat, and we went along very well until we were run into by a steamer in the darkness and mist early this morning.

    Across India Or, Live Boys in the Far East

  • Not a better seaboat could be found between the mainland and the Hebrides.

    The Three Commanders

  • The _Tornado_ proved herself a first-rate seaboat; indeed, had she not been so, she would have shared the fate of so many other vessels during that fearful gale.

    The Three Commanders

  • Helen, who was now become a tolerable seaboat, had yet much to learn of the technicalities and manners of the inmates of the floating castle, for whom indeed she now began to entertain a considerable portion of regard, reflecting often on that passage of scripture: — ‘They that go down to the sea in ships, that do business in great waters, these see the works of the Lord, and his wonders in the deep.’

    Three Weeks in the Downs, or Conjugal Fidelity Rewarded: exemplified in the Narrative of Helen and Edmund

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