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sailing ship

a large ship equipped with sails.
Origin of sailing ship
First recorded in 1880-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The skipper of the sailing ship was, however, very different.

  • If he should ever go to sea in a sailing ship, what a day that would be!

    Mr. Wicker's Window Carley Dawson
  • It was not the first time that Rainey had been on a ship, a sailing ship, and at sea.

    A Man to His Mate J. Allan Dunn
  • Only in a sailing ship and in calms or light breezes can its treasures be explored.

    Sea Stories Various
  • Few inventions have had a greater influence on history than that of the sailing ship.

    Invention Bradley A. Fiske
  • He was in sailing ship, since Madam Mina tell of sails being set.

    Dracula Bram Stoker
  • Suddenly the first mate signalled: "sailing ship to windward."

  • He had gone as a cabin-boy on a sailing ship round the Horn.

  • It's like taking a voyage in a sailing ship, no telling when you'll arrive.

    Dick Hamilton's Fortune Howard R. Garis
  • He was a genius at his business, though he had learned it on board a sailing ship.

    The Mistress of Bonaventure Harold Bindloss
British Dictionary definitions for sailing ship

sailing ship

a large sailing vessel
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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