Definition of Sea lane

1. Noun. A lane at sea that is a regularly used route for vessels.

Exact synonyms: Seaway, Ship Route, Trade Route
Generic synonyms: Lane
Specialized synonyms: Saint Lawrence Seaway, St. Lawrence Seaway

Definition of Sea lane

1. Noun. (nautical) A regularly used route for ocean-going vessels. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sea Lane

sea hulver
sea ice
sea island cotton
sea ivories
sea ivory
sea jellies
sea jelly
sea kale
sea king
sea kings
sea kittens
sea laces
sea ladder
sea lamprey
sea lampreys
sea lane (current term)
sea lanes
sea language
sea lark
sea larks
sea lavender
sea lawyer
sea legs
sea lemon
sea lemons
sea leopard
sea leopards
sea letter
sea lettuce
sea lettuces

Literary usage of Sea lane

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Memoir of Thomas Addis and Robert Emmet: With Their Ancestors and Immediate by Thomas Addis Emmet (1915)
"Mr. Fuller writes (March 20th, 1914) : First of all you will note that the lane which Dr. Madden and others have called Marshall-sea-lane is really ..."

2. Redefining the U.S.-Japan Alliance: Tokyos National Defense Program by Patrick M. Cronin, Michael J. Green (1994)
"New roles and missions for the Japan Self-Defense Forces (JSDF)—such as the 1981 pledge to assume responsibility for sea-lane defense out to 1000 nautical ..."

3. The U.S.-Japan Alliance: Past, Present, and Future by Michael J. Green, Patrick M. Cronin (1999)
"Four sets of joint studies were pursued over the course of the 1980s: US-Japan joint operations, sea-lane defense, wartime support, and interoperability. ..."

4. Rockport: The Making of a Tourist Treasure by Eleanor C. Parsons (1998)
"... the way to Cape Ann. A direct sea lane ran from Nova Scotia to Cape Ann, and this sea lane helped to forge the many common ties of the two countries. ..."

5. Every Day in the Year: A Poetical Epitome of the World's History by James Lauren Ford, Mary K. Ford (1902)
"... ninety sick below; For half of their fleet to the right and half to the left were seen, And the little Revenge ran on thro' the long sea-lane between. ..."

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