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

  • The open waters of an ocean or a sea beyond the limits of the territorial jurisdiction of a country: piracy on the high seas.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Parts of the ocean surface that are far from shore.
  • n. International waters; parts of the ocean that are not considered to belong to any specific country.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. the open sea; the part of the ocean not in the territorial waters of any particular sovereignty, usually distant three miles or more from the coast line.


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