Origin of sloop
Examples from the Web for sloop
Coneys chartered the Megan Jaye, a 43-ft sloop based in Newport, Rhode Island, and skippered by Hank Halsted.How John Lennon Rediscovered His Music in Bermuda
November 3, 2013
No, continued Clawbonny; the real truth is, it is not the sloop you care about: it is the man.
Including the sloop and the Halkett- boat, there was about 1500 lbs.
There is the cutter rig, yawl rig, sloop rig, and the ketch rig.Boys' Book of Model Boats
Raymond Francis Yates
She became interested in a sloop, beating into Wellmouth harbor, and watched that.Keziah Coffin
Joseph C. Lincoln
You engage him to discover a likely sloop whose owner is disposed to sell.Captain Blood
- a single-masted sailing vessel, rigged fore-and-aft, with the mast stepped about one third of the overall length aft of the bowCompare cutter (def. 2)
Word Origin and History for sloop
"small fore and aft rigged vessel with one mast, generally carrying a jib, fore-stay sail, mainsail, and gaff-topsail," 1620s, from Dutch sloep "a sloop;" probably from French chaloupe, from Old French chalupe "small, sloop-rigged vessel," which is perhaps related to English shallop [OED]. But according to Barnhart and Watkins the Dutch word might simply be from Middle Dutch slupen "to glide," from PIE *sleubh- (see sleeve). In old military use, a small ship of war carrying guns on the upper deck only (1670s).