HyperDic: territorial_waters

English > 1 sense of the expression territorial waters:
NOUNobjectterritorial watersthe waters surrounding a nation and its territories over which that nation exercises sovereign jurisdiction
English > territorial waters: 1 sense > noun 1, object
MeaningThe waters surrounding a nation and its territories over which that nation exercises sovereign jurisdiction.
InstancesUnited States waters, U.S. watersterritorial waters included within a distance of 12 nautical miles of the coasts of the United States and its territories
Part ofmain, brinyAny very large body of (salt) water
Broaderbody of water, waterThe part of the earth's surface covered with water (such as a river or lake or ocean)
Oppositehigh sea, international watersThe open seas of the world outside the territorial waters of any nation
Spanishmar territorial
Catalanmar territorial

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