Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Seaworthy character or condition; fitness as regards structure, equipment, lading, crew, etc., for encountering the perils of the sea.

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

  • noun The state or quality of being seaworthy, or able to resist the ordinary violence of wind and weather.

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  • noun nautical The property of a watercraft that makes it fit to go to sea.

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

  • noun fitness to traverse the seas

Etymologies

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seaworthy +‎ -ness

Examples

  • Such as if a seaman in injured aboard a United States (and some US contracted) vessels the United States is responsible for all claims (maintenance and cure, seaworthiness, negligence, etc.) from that injury regardless of whether the vessel is operated by a private contractor or charterer.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » An Act for the Relief of Sick and Disabled Seamen

  • The biblical account of the Flood describes a vessel with ideal measurements for seaworthiness: not too big to build, not too small to transport all the animals required, half submerged in the water so that the wind had little effect on it, and impossible to capsize.

    Modern Science in the Bible

  • The biblical account of the Flood describes a vessel with ideal measurements for seaworthiness: not too big to build, not too small to transport all the animals required, half submerged in the water so that the wind had little effect on it, and impossible to capsize.

    Modern Science in the Bible

  • A number of concerns have been raised about the seaworthiness of the Rena.

    Oil spill is New Zealand's 'worst maritime disaster'

  • The biblical account of the Flood describes a vessel with ideal measurements for seaworthiness: not too big to build, not too small to transport all the animals required, half submerged in the water so that the wind had little effect on it, and impossible to capsize.

    Modern Science in the Bible

  • The biblical account of the Flood describes a vessel with ideal measurements for seaworthiness: not too big to build, not too small to transport all the animals required, half submerged in the water so that the wind had little effect on it, and impossible to capsize.

    Modern Science in the Bible

  • In all, the Stanford team examined ninety-six functional features—such as how the hull was constructed or the way outriggers were attached—that could contribute to the seaworthiness of the canoes and thus have a bearing on fishing success or survival during migration or warfare.

    SuperCooperators

  • The MMS is responsible for the drilling part of the rigs, the Coast Guard the rigs 'seaworthiness.

    Flood Of Tasks, Trickle Of Resources For Coast Guard

  • It also raised questions about the Barberi's seaworthiness.

    Staten Island Ferry Crash Caused By Defective Propulsion Part, Feds Say

  • The ministry issued point-by-point rebuttals to criticisms leveled by victims 'relatives, the South Korean media and Internet writers about the ship's seaworthiness, the lack of access to survivors and its previous accounts of the incident.

    South Korea Defends Handling of Sunken Ship

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