Meaning of blue-water

blue-wa•ter

Pronunciation: (bl'wô"tur, -wot"ur), [key]
— adj.
  1. designed to operate on and range over the open sea; oceangoing: a bluewater navy that can be dispatched throughout the world, far from its home base.
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