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sailing boat

noun, British.
Origin of sailing boat
First recorded in 1715-25 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • They can learn to steer perhaps, but never can learn to handle a sailing boat.

    On Yacht Sailing Thomas Fleming Day
  • Of course it will be a sailing boat, say of three or four tons burden.

    No Surrender! G. A. Henty
  • They chanced upon a sailing boat lying becalmed and helpless in the midst of the sea.

    Forbidden Cargoes Roy J. Snell
  • He is in a bank and is, I believe, a useful man in a sailing boat.

    Passing By Maurice Baring
  • Perhaps the same thing may be said of other toys, as the kite and the sailing boat.

    Children's Ways James Sully
  • We hired a sailing boat at the yard by the bridge, and started off.

    Three Men in a Boat Jerome K. Jerome
  • A sailing boat may be seen tied to the trunk of a cocoanut palm.

  • So lofty is the opening that a sailing boat can pass through with ease.

    Wanderings in Wessex Edric Holmes
  • The occupants generally go the wrong side of a sailing boat, and it is a wonder that accidents do not more often occur.

    Yachting Vol. 2 Various.
  • A moment later a sailing boat was seen close in to the shore and two or three others soon after.

    A Kut Prisoner H. C. W. Bishop
British Dictionary definitions for sailing boat

sailing boat

a boat propelled chiefly by sail
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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