[ sey-ler ]
/ ˈseɪ lər /


a vessel propelled by a sail or sails.
a vessel with reference to its powers or manner of sailing: The schooner was judged a good sailer.

Origin of sailer

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at sail, -er1

Can be confused

sailer sailor (see synonym study at sailor)

Definition for sailer (2 of 2)


[ sey-ler; German zahy-ler ]
/ ˈseɪ lər; German ˈzaɪ lər /


An·ton [ahn-tohn] /ˈɑn toʊn/, Toni, 1935–2009, Austrian skier. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for sailer


/ (ˈseɪlə) /


a vessel, esp one equipped with sails, with specified sailing characteristicsa good sailer
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