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roadstead definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a partly sheltered anchorage [syn: roads, roadstead]

Merriam Webster's

noun Date: 1556 a place less enclosed than a harbor where ships may ride at anchor

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. = ROAD(1) 5. Etymology: ROAD(1) + stead in obs. sense 'place'

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Roadstead Road"stead, n. [Road, 4 + stead a place.] An anchorage off shore. Same as Road, 4. Moored in the neighboring roadstead. --Longfellow.

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n. Anchorage, road.



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