Definition of oceangoing in US English:



  • (of a ship) designed to cross oceans.

    • ‘Normally, people come to New Zealand on regularly scheduled commercial flights or ocean-going ships.’
    • ‘The Thais immediately interned and later seized as war reparations no less than 12 ocean-going ships of the North German Line.’
    • ‘About 40 ocean-going ships are tied up together at Benecia, an impressive sight this far inland.’
    • ‘The boats look pretty dangerous as they are not ocean-going vessels.’
    • ‘In Great Britain an ocean-going vessel, the Savoy Theatre, and the House of Commons were all lit by electric lamps in 1881.’
    • ‘At times there could be 100 ocean-going ships in harbour - goods were on sale in her warehouses from around the world.’
    • ‘They were used to repair large ocean-going liners, tugs and dredgers over the years.’
    • ‘They are then smuggled on to small boats that connect to larger ocean-going vessels out at sea.’
    • ‘Munitions are switched from ocean-going vessels to smaller craft that make the risky 1,900-km run to Sri Lanka's northeastern coast.’
    • ‘This mini-workshop is run by Anna Woolf, who has built three ocean-going yachts and has sailed solo around the world.’
    • ‘The three ships represent a tiny percentage of the 80 to 100 ocean-going vessels entering Hong Kong each day.’
    • ‘The third edition in 1989 saw the exit of windsurfers and more accent on keelboats, with ocean-going yachts arriving from many points.’
    • ‘Germany has 30 shipyards still in operation, although only about 10 of those make huge, ocean-going vessels like ro-ro ferries.’
    • ‘Univan oversees the day to day control of more than 100 ocean-going ships.’
    • ‘Seven major rivers cross Suriname, many partly navigable by large ocean-going ships.’
    • ‘The world's last ocean-going paddle steamer set sail again just hours after it was feared her hull had been damaged off the Mull of Kintrye.’
    • ‘Wooden boats are expensive to keep up and as trading vessels they cannot compete with metal-hulled, ocean-going ships.’
    • ‘Ballast water carried by ocean-going vessels is a major factor in the introduction of non-native organisms to marine eco-systems.’
    • ‘The United States is a very attractive market, easy to access by ocean-going vessels and river barges.’
    • ‘Many ocean-going vessels bring in foreign goods through the Bay's ports to trade with the United States.’
    marine, ocean, oceanic
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