Definitions for roadsteadˈroʊdˌstɛd
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a partly sheltered area of water near a shore in which vessels may ride at anchor.
Category: Nautical, Navy
Origin of roadstead:
a partly sheltered anchorage
A partly-sheltered anchorage outside a harbour.
an anchorage off shore. Same as Road, 4
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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