- (of a hull) having fast lines, with a high ratio of length to beam and a fine entrance.
Origin of clipper-built
First recorded in 1825–35
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Examples from the Web for clipper-built
Would God that I were left alone to—but—nay, do not be alarmed; perhaps I am wrong, it may be a—a clipper-built trading-vessel.The World of Ice
Robert Michael Ballantyne
She was a pretty, clipper-built, sharp-looking craft, but had made a slower run even than ourselves.Letters from the Cape
Lady Duff Gordon
She was a clipper-built schooner, carrying fourteen guns, and a crew of one hundred and twenty men.The Naval History of the United States
Willis J. Abbot.
The modern cod-smack is clipper-built, with large wells for carrying the fish alive, its cost being about £1500.The Ocean World:
The "Bella" was a full-rigged ship of nearly 500 tons burden, clipper-built, and almost new.