[ seyl-boht ]
/ ˈseɪlˌboʊt /


a boat having sails as its principal means of propulsion.

Origin of sailboat

First recorded in 1790–1800; sail + boat

Related forms

sail·boat·er, nounsail·boat·ing, noun

Can be confused

barge boat canoe cruise ship sailboat ship yacht Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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