sea lane


sea lane
noun
a lane at sea that is a regularly used route for vessels
Syn: ↑seaway, ↑ship route, ↑trade route
Hypernyms: ↑lane
Instance Hyponyms: ↑Saint Lawrence Seaway, ↑St. Lawrence Seaway

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a standard navigational route for ships traversing an ocean or sea. Also called shipping lane.
[1875-80]

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sea lane noun
1. A navigable passage, delineated on charts, etc, between islands, ships, ice-floes, etc
2. An established route taken by ships at sea
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Main Entry:sea

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sea lane UK US noun [countable] [singular sea lane plural sea lanes]
a particular path across the sea that has been officially chosen for large ships to use regularly
Thesaurus: areas of seahyponym

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sea lane,
a particular course or route regularly used by most ships when crossing an ocean or large area of water.

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n. a route designated for use or regularly used by shipping

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/ˈsiːˌleın/ noun, pl ⋯ lanes [count]
: a route that ships regularly take across the sea

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ˈsea lane 7 [sea lane] noun
an official route at sea that is regularly used by ships

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • sea-lane — (sēʹlān ) n. A permanent or commonly used sea route. * * * …   Universalium

  • sea lane — n a path across the sea that ships regularly use …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • sea lane — n. a commonly used route for travel by sea …   English World dictionary

  • sea lane — sea ,lane noun count a particular path across the ocean that has been officially chosen for large ships to use regularly …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • sea lane — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms sea lane : singular sea lane plural sea lanes a particular path across the sea that has been officially chosen for large ships to use regularly …   English dictionary

  • Sea lane — A sea lane is regularly used route for ocean going vessels. In the time of sailing ships they were not only determined by the distribution of land masses but also the prevailing winds, whose discovery was crucial for the success of long… …   Wikipedia

  • sea lane — sea lanes N COUNT: usu pl Sea lanes are particular routes which ships regularly use in order to cross a sea or ocean …   English dictionary

  • sea lane — a standard navigational route for ships traversing an ocean or sea. Also called shipping lane. [1875 80] * * * …   Universalium

  • sea lane — Synonyms and related words: air lane, approaches, beat, channel, circuit, course, fairway, flight path, itinerary, line, orbit, path, primrose path, road, round, route, run, seaway, ship route, shortcut, steamer track, tour, track, trade route,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • sea-lane — noun Date: 1869 an established sea route …   New Collegiate Dictionary


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