sea room


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sea room

n.
Unobstructed space at sea adequate for maneuvering a ship.
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sea room

n
(Nautical Terms) sufficient space to manoeuvre a vessel
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sea′ room`


n.
unobstructed space at sea in which a vessel can maneuver.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sea room - space for maneuver at sea
elbow room, room, way - space for movement; "room to pass"; "make way for"; "hardly enough elbow room to turn around"
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References in classic literature ?
Poor business, unless at anchor or with plenty of sea room.
The implementation of a TSS is expected to result in more sea room for fishing vessels to operate safely and will, therefore, be beneficial to the fishing industry.
At the war's end he was ready to become a ship's master--and he needed more "sea room."
I knew it would be tight to pass to the south of Kabara before the winds backed into the southwest and would have preferred more sea room. We could have waited until daylight to pass through the Lau group, but we were limited with both food and water and progress was already slower than planned.