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sailboat

[ seyl-boht ]
/ ˈseɪlˌboʊt /
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noun

a boat having sails as its principal means of propulsion.

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Origin of sailboat

First recorded in 1790–1800; sail + boat

OTHER WORDS FROM sailboat

sailboater, nounsailboating, noun

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH sailboat

barge, boat, canoe, cruise ship, sailboat , ship, yacht
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