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windjammer

[wind-jam-er, win-] /ˈwɪndˌdʒæm ər, ˈwɪn-/
noun, Informal.
1.
(formerly) a merchant ship propelled by sails.
2.
any large sailing ship.
3.
a member of its crew.
4.
Older Slang. a long-winded person; a great talker.
Origin of windjammer
1890-1895
1890-95, Americanism; wind1 + jammer (see jam1, -er1)
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  • Another of the true romances, recommended for a lively sense of humor and a faithful portrayal of life aboard a windjammer.

    The Old Merchant Marine Ralph D. Paine
British Dictionary definitions for windjammer

windjammer

/ˈwɪndˌdʒæmə/
noun
1.
a large merchant sailing ship
2.
another name for windcheater
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