Dictionary.com

sailboat

[ seyl-boht ]
/ ˈseɪlˌboʊt /
Save This Word!

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

COMPARE MEANINGS

Click for a side-by-side comparison of meanings. Use the word comparison feature to learn the differences between similar and commonly confused words.
QUIZ
GOOSES. GEESES. I WANT THIS QUIZ ON PLURAL NOUNS!
Test how much you really know about regular and irregular plural nouns with this quiz.
Question 1 of 9
Which of the following nouns has an irregular plural form?

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
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022

How to use sailboat in a sentence

FEEDBACK