Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Being a vessel that is made or used for ocean voyages.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Sea-going; able to meet safely the dangers of ocean navigation.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective capable of crossing an ocean; used on the high seas; -- used mostly of ships.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective nautical, of a vessel designed for use on ocean voyages

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

  • adjective used on the high seas

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Examples

  • International treaties prohibit the trade of killer whales - which are actually classified as oceangoing dolphins - without difficult-to-obtain exemption permits.

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  • International treaties prohibit the trade of killer 'whales' - which are actually classified as oceangoing dolphins - without difficult-to-obtain exemption permits.

    SFGate: Don Asmussen: Bad Reporter

  • International treaties prohibit the trade of killer whales - which are actually classified as oceangoing dolphins - without difficult-to-obtain exemption permits.

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  • International treaties prohibit the trade of killer whales - which are actually classified as oceangoing dolphins - without special permits.

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  • Although Ayers has put his anxious oceangoing days behind him, the language of the sea has not let him go.

    Deconstructing Obama

  • Flynn clearly wanted to recapture the romance of 19th century oceangoing sailing clippers.

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  • Union Pacific's international intermodal volume consists mainly of containerized goods shipped to West Coast ports on oceangoing freighters and then loaded onto trains.

    Union Pacific Profit Climbs 24%

  • Farther south in Louisiana, the high water also presents a challenge to pilots who guide oceangoing vessels into ports from New Orleans to Baton Rouge.

    Out-of-control barges on Mississippi hit bridge

  • Illustration by Brian Stauffer for The Wall Street Journal Some date the decline in Sherry's popularity to 1833, the year of the first oceangoing steamship.

    Sherry's Long, Rich Past and Uncertain Present

  • Although Ayers has put his anxious oceangoing days behind him, the language of the sea has not let him go.

    Deconstructing Obama

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