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seaworthiness

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n seaworthiness fitness to traverse the seas
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Seaworthiness The state or quality of being seaworthy, or able to resist the ordinary violence of wind and weather.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n seaworthiness Seaworthy character or condition; fitness as regards structure, equipment, lading, crew, etc., for encountering the perils of the sea.
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Usage

In literature:

The boats were pronounced seaworthy and were to be tested.
"The Adventures of Piang the Moro Jungle Boy" by Florence Partello Stuart
The "Grigsby" was as seaworthy as ever, though after that rocking shock this seemed a marvel.
"Dave Darrin After The Mine Layers" by H. Irving Hancock
But everything at the present moment appeared to depend upon the rigging and the seaworthiness of her hull.
"The Heir of Kilfinnan" by W.H.G. Kingston
Your vessel is now seaworthy, and to-morrow you will get your sailing orders.
"In the King's Name" by George Manville Fenn
All were good, seaworthy ships, but little things will happen.
"The U-boat hunters" by James B. Connolly
At least, the Scarboro looked to be a most staunch and seaworthy craft.
"Swept Out to Sea" by W. Bertram Foster
The two canoes were first tested and found to be absolutely seaworthy.
"The River of Darkness" by William Murray Graydon
All well, I hope; all shipshape and seaworthy?
"Treasure Island" by Robert Louis Stevenson
For swift assault on submarines, once they are located, the seaplane is better; but the seaplane was not seaworthy.
"The War in the Air; Vol. 1" by Walter Raleigh
These canoes are very seaworthy.
"The Trail of the Goldseekers" by Hamlin Garland
Dozens of apparently seaworthy boats have gone up the Yangtze-Kiang, not to return.
"Peter the Brazen" by George F. Worts
He had a lean, trim look that reminded Rick of a clean, seaworthy schooner.
"Smugglers' Reef" by John Blaine
They could never make the ship seaworthy again.
"Sir Henry Morgan, Buccaneer" by Cyrus Townsend Brady
The carpenter set to work at once; they needed a seaworthy boat, which should yet be light enough to carry on a sledge.
"The Voyages and Adventures of Captain Hatteras" by Jules Verne
In fourteen years of active cruising in all parts of the world the seaworthiness of the 'Sunbeam' has been thoroughly tested.
"The Last Voyage" by Lady (Annie Allnutt) Brassey
The seaworthiness of a raft is, of course, well known.
"The Cariboo Trail" by Agnes C. Laut
It had also been necessary for him to destroy the frigate, which was still out of repair and far from seaworthy.
"Virginia under the Stuarts 1607-1688" by Thomas J. Wertenbaker
All well, I hope; all shipshape and seaworthy?
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson" by Robert Louis Stevenson
She's a pretty good seaworthy boat, or she'd have shipped a good deal more.
"The Rushton Boys at Treasure Cove" by Spencer Davenport
Usually, that doesn't matter, because no seaworthy vessel is going to be worried by a squall.
"The Boy With the U. S. Life-Savers" by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
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In news:

On the surface, Mitt Romney's proposal to inflate the Navy is seaworthy.
'Seaworthy' adrift with a free spirit .
The BoatUS damage prevention newsletter, Seaworthy, tackles the problem in its October issue and has these recommendations.
Sole Full-Scale Replica Isn't Seaworthy.
Packed with lots of fresh flavor, this one will earn you a seaworthy thumbs up.
Seaworthiness isn't rocket science.
Thanksgiving show at Seaworthy benefits Sail MV.
' Seaworthy ' adrift with a free spirit.
Galveston's Tall Ship Elissa Not Seaworthy – Needs Major Repairs.
Seeing the Value in ' Seaworthy ' Packaging.
A Quest to Make the Morgan Seaworthy.
BEIJING — The Chinese military has successfully landed a fighter jet on the Liaoning, China's first seaworthy aircraft carrier, according to a report on Sunday by Xinhua, the state news agency.
The semi-submersible may be only semi-seaworthy, but it's the vehicle of choice for Colombian drug traffickers.
Regulator has always built terrific, seaworthy boats.
The semi -submersible may be only semi -seaworthy, but it's the vehicle of choice for Colombian drug traffickers.
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