Definition of sea room in English:

sea room


mass noun
  • Clear space at sea for a ship to turn or manoeuvre in.

    ‘vessels are experiencing difficulty owing to lack of deep water and sea room’
    • ‘The simulation established that the new route is safer than the Inner Route, even though it has areas of restricted sea room, especially at the northern end.’
    • ‘The range of the missile extended submarine operations to the Pacific Ocean, providing greater sea room and operating area.’
    • ‘In theory I am a sailor, but a coastal sailor, where we have what's rightly called ‘sea room.’’
    • ‘This strategy could be implemented in two ways, close and distant, which differed only in the amount of sea room they allowed the weaker side.’