sailing boat

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Origin of sailing boat

First recorded in 1715–25

Words Nearby sailing boat Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use sailing boat in a sentence

  • The occupants generally go the wrong side of a sailing boat, and it is a wonder that accidents do not more often occur.

    Yachting Vol. 2 | Various.
  • Had the sister ships been simply sailing boat against boat, they could not have carried on a keener duel.

    Yachting Vol. 2 | Various.
  • I have sent a set of the sails home, as they are beautifully cut and form a model for a fast-sailing boat.

    Tales of Fishes | Zane Grey
  • He had had a sailing boat on the lake, in which he had spent much of his time, but his wife had always been with him.

    The Landleaguers | Anthony Trollope
  • They can learn to steer perhaps, but never can learn to handle a sailing boat.

    On Yacht Sailing | Thomas Fleming Day

British Dictionary definitions for sailing boat

sailing boat

esp US and Canadian sailboat

/ (ˈseɪlˌbəʊt) /

  1. a boat propelled chiefly by sail

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