View synonyms for sailboat


[ seyl-boht ]


  1. a boat having sails as its principal means of propulsion.

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Other Words From

  • sailboater noun
  • sailboating noun

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Word History and Origins

Origin of sailboat1

First recorded in 1790–1800; sail + boat

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Example Sentences

Have a bite to eat at a former sailboat repair shop at Rockport’s Glow.

He traveled to Monaco, and saw sailing yachts like the Parsifal and it has been “big sailboats” ever since.

A sweep of the space takes in a copy of “Philosophy of Nietzsche,” Batman and Robin action figures, random trophies and a miniature sailboat in the window.

For many years he was a carpenter, even building his own sailboat which, the last he knew, still floats.

His name was Peter Nickless and he lived in Baja California, on a sailboat called Expectation.

That it would sit there and bob calmly like a sailboat on a millpond-calm sea?

There is a confessional in the bookstore and the main table was made out of a sailboat by a friend.

Across the street from Dockside and the VFW, another 30-foot sailboat was capsized.

There was a channel among the reefs, which a small sailboat could pursue, if one were accurately acquainted with its windings.

Suddenly, without warning, he put his tiller over so that the sailboat headed away from the Viking for an instant.

Presently an unexpected hail came across the water to them from a sailboat they had overhauled.

Enough light remained, though, for the sharp eyes of Ferral to read the name on the sailboat's stern.

The Hawk followed the sailboat as far as the channel leading through the bar at the entrance to the Inlet.


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