territorial waters

Definition of "territorial waters"
  1. These are waters that fall under the direct control of a country or state, encompassing the area close to the shoreline and extending to inland bodies of water
How to use "territorial waters" in a sentence
  1. The oil rig was placed well within territorial waters, allowing the country to claim all resources extracted from it.
  2. Due to the dispute over territorial waters, the fishermen had to make sure they didn't stray across the boundary while fishing.
  3. The navy was dispatched to patrol the territorial waters and maintain the security of the country's maritime borders.

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