Definitions

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

  • adj. Made or used for ocean voyages.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Made for, or used on the high seas.
  • adj. In the condition of being fit for sailing on the high seas.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Going upon the sea; especially, sailing upon the deep sea; -- used in distinction from coasting or river, as applied to vessels.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Designed or fit for going to sea, as a vessel.
  • Seafaring.
  • Catadromous, as a fish.
  • n. A seafaring life.

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

  • adj. used on the high seas

Etymologies

sea +‎ going (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Seagoing exhibition - descended from two generations of seamen, Leonard Shiel has inherited a great love of 'seagoing'.

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  • Under those circumstances, the pirates, who have now learned how to operate far out to sea using mother ships such as seagoing trawlers carrying speedboats for attacks, look set for a lot more plunder.

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  • "This is a so-called seagoing destroyer; but no one but a fool would buck one into a head sea; and that's what's coming, with a big blow, too.

    The Wreck of the Titan or, Futility

  • From there I was in the rigging, getting into the crow's nest, keeping my eye to the lens as I was inches away from the unfurling of a 400 square foot main sail 80 feet above the waterline -- and pointing the glass at the crew as they went about their seagoing tasks.

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  • Despite the space and logistical limitations of cooking in a galley on a seagoing vessel, cruise lines are increasingly attracting travelers with high-quality food and food-oriented programs.

    Savoring the Seven Seas

  • He failed to explain, for instance, how Obama, whose seagoing was limited to bodysurfing, managed to mimic at least thirty nautical metaphors—some very sophisticated—used by the former merchant seaman Ayers.

    Deconstructing Obama

  • But the books I can return to with the greatest satisfaction are the Hornblower novels of Forester, the fantastic fiction of Jack Vance -- like the Demon Prince novels, and his Dying Earth books, and the literate seagoing adventure novels of Patrick O'Brian, for example HMS Surprise.

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  • Any seagoing civilization has ample resources to lay this myth to rest.

    The world used to be flat.

  • Innovation: The company developed an unmanned seagoing craft propelled by the power of ocean waves, a system that allows it to remain at sea for long stretches.

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  • The railroad's intermodal volume—goods packed in shipping containers and transported by combinations of trains, trucks and seagoing freighters—slumped 5.2% in the quarter, although it came in flat excluding the extra year-ago week.

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