sailboat

[ seyl-boht ]
/ ˈseɪlˌboʊt /

noun

a boat having sails as its principal means of propulsion.

Origin of sailboat

First recorded in 1790–1800; sail + boat
Related formssail·boat·er, nounsail·boat·ing, noun
Can be confusedbarge boat canoe cruise ship sailboat ship yacht
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sailboat


n.

also sail-boat, 1769, from sail (n.) + boat (n.).

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