seaworthy

Part of speech: adjective

In fit condition for a voyage: said of a vessel.

Part of speech: noun

Seawor thinness.

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Usage examples "seaworthy":

  1. His instructions from the Sovereigns expressly interdicted him from visiting St. Domingo; but, on finding that his largest ship required some repairs to make her seaworthy, he boldly disregarded the prohibition, and sent a boat to ask Ovando to furnish him with another vessel in place of the damaged one, and to allow his squadron to take refuge in the harbour during a hurricane which he foresaw to be imminent. - "The Life of Columbus", Arthur Helps.
  2. My feeble straw had suddenly taken the form of a practicable seaworthy raft, big enough to accommodate all the family- with the one exception of Frank, who, as it were, grasped the edge of this life- saving apparatus of mine, and tested it suspiciously. - "The Jervaise Comedy", J. D. Beresford.
  3. The two other ships were not to be seen, and I suppose that they outsailed ours, for she had never been of the swiftest, though staunch and seaworthy in any weather. - "A Sea Queen's Sailing", Charles Whistler.