[ sey-ler ]

  1. a vessel propelled by a sail or sails.

  2. 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

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Other definitions for Sailer (2 of 2)

[ sey-ler; German zahy-ler ]

  1. An·ton [ahn-tohn], /ˈɑn toʊn/, "Toni", 1935–2009, Austrian skier. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use sailer in a sentence

  • She had proved herself to be a fast sailer, and had logged sixteen knots, so that much was expected of her.

British Dictionary definitions for sailer


/ (ˈseɪlə) /

  1. a vessel, esp one equipped with sails, with specified sailing characteristics: a good sailer

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