open roadstead

open roadstead

[′ō·pən ′rōd‚sted]
(navigation)
An area near the shore where vessels anchor with relatively little protection from the sea.
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It was good for one to be sure of that when, in an open roadstead, one heard in the cabin the wind pipe up; but still, there were moments when I detested Mr.
We anchored in the open roadstead of Horta, half a mile from the shore.
Therefore she went into that natural harbor to wait for a few days in preference to remaining in an open roadstead.