Definition of Sailing ship

1. Noun. A vessel that is powered by the wind; often having several masts.




Definition of Sailing ship

1. Noun. A ship with masts and sails, powered by the wind. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sailing Ship

sailcraft
sailcrafts
saile
sailed
sailer
sailers
sailes
sailfish
sailfishes
sailing
sailing-race
sailing boat
sailing dinghy
sailing master
sailing on another board
sailing ship (current term)
sailing ships
sailing under false colors
sailing vessel
sailing vessels
sailings
sailless
sailmaker
sailmakers
sailmaking
sailor
sailor's-choice
sailor's breastplate
sailor's hitch
sailor's hitches

Literary usage of Sailing ship

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1. Chronological History of the West Indies by Thomas Southey (1827)
"She hauled her colours down after returning a few shot, and proved to be La Mignonne, a remarkably fast sailing ship corvette of sixteen long eighteen ..."

2. Merchants' Magazine and Commercial Review by William B. Dana (1864)
"If two ships, one of which is a sailing-ship and the other a steamship, are proceeding in such directions as to involve risk of collision, the steamship ..."

3. International Law Applied to the Russo-Japanese War: With the Decisions of by Sakuyé Takahashi (1908)
"MINISTER FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS: 4 Russian men-of-war surrounded and sot fire to a Japanese sailing ship, 3 nautical miles off the coast. They steamed north. ..."

4. A Treatise on the Law of Collisions at Sea: With an Appendix, Containing by Reginald Godfrey Marsden (1880)
"A sailing-ship under way shall make with her fog-hom, at intervals of not more ... A steam-ship and a sailing-ship when not under way shall, at intervals of ..."

5. Draft Outlines of an International Code by David Dudley Field (1876)
"sailing ship and ship under steam. Rule 15. If two ships, one of which is a sailing ship, and the other a steamer, are proceeding in such directions as to ..."

6. Draft Outlines of an International Code by David Dudley Field (1872)
"sailing ship and ship under steam. Rule In. If two ships, one of which is a sailing ship, and the other a steamship, are proceeding in such directions as to ..."

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