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Idioms about sail

Origin of sail

First recorded before 900; (noun) Middle English sail(e), seille, Old English segl; cognate with German Segel, Old Norse segl; (verb) Middle English seillen, saylen, Old English siglan, seglian; cognate with Dutch zeilen, Old Norse sigla

OTHER WORDS FROM sail

sail·a·ble, adjectivesailless, adjectiveun·sail·a·ble, adjectiveun·sailed, adjective
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How to use sail in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for sail

sail
/ (seɪl) /

noun
verb (mainly intr)

Derived forms of sail

sailable, adjectivesailless, adjective

Word Origin for sail

Old English segl; related to Old Frisian seil, Old Norse segl, German Segel
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Other Idioms and Phrases with sail

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