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

  • 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
  • Like the captain of a sailing ship, the eye of the master haymaker must be always watching the horizon to windward.

    Hodge and His Masters Richard Jefferies
  • It's like taking a voyage in a sailing ship, no telling when you'll arrive.

    Dick Hamilton's Fortune Howard R. Garis
  • The sides of this submarine valley seem almost vertical cliffs, and herein lies its danger for the sailing ship.

    West African studies Mary Henrietta Kingsley
  • You must go at once and take your passage in a sailing ship for Australia.

    Prince Fortunatus William Black
  • The gems, it was shown, were secretly shipped in quantities from Rio, aboard a sailing ship.

  • But, while the sailing ship was being brought to its highest perfection, it was on the eve of being supplanted altogether.

  • We took a closer look at the sailing ship before we sent her to the bottom for good.

  • The funnels, too, being made to shut up like a telescope, a steamer could thus be easily turned into a sailing ship.

British Dictionary definitions for sailing ship

sailing ship

a large sailing vessel
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