sailing

[ sey-ling ]
/ ˈseɪ lɪŋ /

noun

the activity of a person or thing that sails.
the departure of a ship from port: The cruise line offers sailings every other day.
Navigation. any of various methods for determining courses and distances by means of charts or with reference to longitudes and latitudes, rhumb lines, great circles, etc.

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Origin of sailing

before 900; Middle English seiling,Old English seglung.See sail, -ing1

OTHER WORDS FROM sailing

well-sailing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for sailing

sailing
/ (ˈseɪlɪŋ) /

noun

the practice, art, or technique of sailing a vessel
a method of navigating a vesselrhumb-line sailing
an instance of a vessel's leaving a portscheduled for a midnight sailing
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