See also: deepsea and deep sea


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  1. Of, related to or located in the deeper part of the sea.
    The oarfish is a deep-sea fish.
    • 2020 May 20, Industry Insider, “An online boost for freight”, in Rail, page 68:
      At the time, international deep-sea shipping remained a loose cargo operation, although BR did seek to influence conversion to unit loads by providing a containerised short sea shipping service between Harwich and Rotterdam in 1968.
  2. (sport fishing) Of or related to open sea.
    deep-sea fishing
  3. (of a port) Able to accommodate the largest ships.
    • 2019 November 6, Rail, page 60:
      In addition to the long-standing relationship with Felixstowe (GBRf now carries a third of all containerised rail traffic arising from that port), operations have expanded at two other deep-sea ports - Southampton and Thames Gateway.

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