One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
usually with adjective A boat or ship considered in terms of its ability to cope with conditions at sea.‘she was a surprisingly good sea boat’
- ‘Without her sea boats Argyll's ability to perform to her maximum capability is reduced.’
- ‘He began fishing on deep sea boats only this year, despite the fact he has been an angler all his life and has caught many rare specimens.’
- ‘The Type 22 frigate's two Lynx helicopters and sea boats are helping the town's authorities assess the extent of the damage and to establish where Royal Navy personnel can best lend a hand.’
- ‘The British frigate's specially-trained boarding team is some 30 strong, giving her this valuable capability 24/7, using either sea boats or fast-roping from the frigate's Lynx helicopter.’
- ‘The yacht was safe, though close to foundering, when Endurance arrived, and sea boats from the Explorer were able to free the yacht's dinghy, which had become trapped under its stern.’
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