What does the word roadstead mean?

Usage examples for roadstead

  1. " When daylight broke through the clouds and cast its softening rays over the roadstead, another picture of horror rose to the eyes. – Plotting in Pirate Seas by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
  2. Thirty- six hours later, on the evening of the 26th of June, the battalion embarked aboard the Imperial, which, with steam up, was due to leave the Toulon roadstead at daybreak. – Zibeline, Complete by Phillipe de Massa Last Updated: March 2, 2009
  3. He stared at the place in the roadstead where the American yacht had been anchored. – The Shadow of the East by E. M. Hull