Maiden-voyage



noun
1.
the first voyage of a ship after its acceptance by the owners from the builders.
noun
1.
(nautical) the first voyage of a vessel
The first experience, as in This tennis tournament is my maiden voyage in statewide competition. This term, originally meaning the first voyage of a ship, was first recorded in 1901, but the use of maiden to signify “the first time” dates from the mid-1500s.

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