This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word roadstead
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a partly sheltered anchorage
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A partly-sheltered anchorage outside a harbour.
Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)
an anchorage off shore. Same as Road, 4
Origin: [Road, 4 + stead a place.]
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A roadstead is a place outside a harbor where a ship can lie at anchor. It is an enclosed area with an opening to the sea, narrower than a bay or gulf. It has a surface that cannot be confused with an estuary. It can be created artificially by jetties or dikes. Natural roadsteads offer shelter from storms and are frequently used for naval bases.