Definition of Roadstead

1. Noun. A partly sheltered anchorage.

Exact synonyms: Roads
Generic synonyms: Anchorage, Anchorage Ground



Definition of Roadstead

1. n. An anchorage off shore. Same as Road, 4.

Definition of Roadstead

1. Noun. (nautical) A partly-sheltered anchorage outside a harbour. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Roadstead

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Roadstead

roads
roadshow
roadshowed
roadshowing
roadshown
roadshows
roadside
roadside bomb
roadside hawk
roadside hawks
roadside thistle
roadside thistles
roadsides
roadsman
roadsmen
roadstead (current term)
roadsteads
roadster
roadsters
roadstone
roadstones
roadwarrior
roadwarriors
roadway
roadways
roadwork
roadworker
roadworkers
roadworks
roadworn

Literary usage of Roadstead

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1. The Invasion of the Crimea: Its Origin and an Account of Its Progress Down by Alexander William Kinglake (1868)
"Nor were even these all the advantages which the defenders of Sebastopol drew from their hold of the roadstead and its creeks; for, ..."

2. Around & about South America: Apéndice al folleto los treinta y tres by Luis Melián Lafinur, Frank Vincent (1897)
"We anchored in the open roadstead. The shore here makes nearly half a ... A tremendous big swell generally rolls into the roadstead of La Guayra—I know of ..."

3. Around and about South America: Twenty Months of Quest and Query by Frank Vincent (1890)
"We anchored in the open roadstead. The shore here makes nearly half a ... A tremendous big swell generally rolls into the roadstead of La Guayra—I know of ..."

4. Judicial and Statutory Definitions of Words and Phrases by West Publishing Company (1905)
"roadstead. A "roadstead" is a place where vessels usually ... The road or roadstead In the commercial sense and by the maritime definitions is a place where ..."

5. A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents, 1789-1897 by United States President (1897)
"If any ship of war or privateer of either belligerent shall, after the time this notification takes effect, enter any port, harbor, roadstead, or waters of ..."

6. Correspondence Concerning Claims Against Great Britain: Transmitted to the by United States Dept. of State (1869)
"No ship of war or privateer of either belligerent shall hereafter be permitted, while in any port, roadstead, or waters subject to the territorial ..."

7. Correspondence Concerning Claims Against Great Britain: Transmitted to the by United States Dept. of State (1869)
"No ship of war or privateer of either belligerent shall hereafter be permitted, •while in any port, roadstead, or waters subject to the territorial ..."

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