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sailing boat

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noun British.
  1. sailboat.
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Origin of sailing boat

First recorded in 1715–25
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Related Words

sailboat, racer, sloop, yawl, ketch, cruiser

Examples from the Web for sailing boat

Historical Examples

  • Yes; I thought I saw a sailing-boat that was steering inland.

    The Lady From The Sea

    Henrik Ibsen

  • "We might get a sailing-boat," he said, when he had thought passionately for a few minutes.

  • I really wonder I never thought of having a sailing-boat before.

    In Greek Waters

    G. A. Henty

  • He slipped past us in his sailing-boat; I do not remember if he got a cheer.

  • We are actually speculating about the voyage of a sailing-boat across the Road!

    Armorel of Lyonesse

    Walter Besant

British Dictionary definitions for sailing boat

sailing boat

esp US and Canadian sailboat

  1. a boat propelled chiefly by sail
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