Definitions for roadsteadˈroʊdˌstɛd

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. roads, roadstead(noun)

    a partly sheltered anchorage


  1. roadstead(Noun)

    A partly-sheltered anchorage outside a harbour.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Roadstead(noun)

    an anchorage off shore. Same as Road, 4

  2. Origin: [Road, 4 + stead a place.]


  1. Roadstead

    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.

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