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  1. road·stead



    • 1. a sheltered stretch of water near the shore in which ships can ride at anchor.
  2. A sheltered offshore anchorage area for ships. [Earlier, place where ships can ride at anchor, roadstead (from Middle English, a riding; see road) + earlier, a place (from Middle English; see stead ).] American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.

  3. Roadstead | Definition of Roadstead by Merriam-Webster

    Definition of roadstead. : a place less enclosed than a harbor where ships may ride at anchor.

  4. Roadstead | Definition of Roadstead at Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 Examples from the Web for roadstead He walked on, as if there still had been a ship in the roadstead to which he could get himself pulled off in the evening.

  5. Roadstead - Wikipedia

    A roadstead (or roads - the earlier form) is a body of water sheltered from rip currents, spring tides or ocean swell where ships can lie reasonably safely at anchor without dragging or snatching. It can be open or natural, usually estuary-based, or may be created artificially.

  6. Roadstead definition and meaning | Collins English Dictionary

    Roadstead definition: a protected place near shore , not as enclosed as a harbor, where ships can anchor | Meaning, pronunciation, translations and examples

  7. Definition of "roadstead" at Simple Ad-Free English Dictionary with Hyperlinks to The Free World Bank on Amazon S3

  8. Roadstead dictionary definition | roadstead defined

    roadstead definition: a protected place near shore, not as enclosed as a harbor, where ships can anchorOrigin of roadstead road + stead...

  9. Roadstead Synonyms, Roadstead Antonyms |

    In this roadstead, strange to us both, Burns and I remained on deck almost all the time. The Gnat lay in the roadstead off Rathmullan, beyond reach that night. To quit a port or roadstead, and proceed to the destination.

  10. roadstead | Example sentences -

    There is good anchorage for vessels of any size in the open roadstead well sheltered from the prevailing north-easterly winds, but which becomes dangerous when westerly winds occur. The straight channel situated between the point and the rocher is the location for strong currents which affect the roadstead.