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topsail schooner

a sailing vessel fore-and-aft rigged on all of two or more masts with square sails above the foresail, and often with a square sail before the foresail.
Origin of topsail schooner
First recorded in 1865-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Her rig was that of a topsail schooner, and her smoke-stack raked with her masts.

    Brave Old Salt Oliver Optic
  • At the rude pier where the Bellevite had been moored lay a topsail schooner.

  • She was a topsail schooner of 136 tons net register, heavily sparred and splendidly fitted up.

  • He came up the river a considerable distance, in the topsail schooner Invincible and made a further advance in his small boats.

    The Romance of the Colorado River Frederick S. Dellenbaugh
  • The steamer was rigged as a topsail schooner; but the wind was contrary, and no sail was set before getting under way.

    On The Blockade Oliver Optic
  • She was rigged as a topsail schooner, and her funnel was tall, oval-shaped, and cream-coloured.

    A Chinese Command Harry Collingwood
  • On going up an elevation commanding a better view, it proved to be a topsail schooner.

    The Captive in Patagonia Benjamin Franklin Bourne
  • She was a topsail schooner rig, with certain additions of the peculiar character which we have mentioned.

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