• synonyms

sailing ship

  1. a large ship equipped with sails.
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Origin of sailing ship

First recorded in 1880–85
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Examples from the Web for sailing ship

Historical Examples

  • The sailing-ship, when I knew her in her days of perfection, was a sensible creature.

    The Mirror of the Sea

    Joseph Conrad

  • Even Wada, who had never been in a sailing-ship, had his doubts of the voyage.

  • I asked Wada, who, like myself, had never made a sailing-ship voyage.

  • That was because she was a sailing-ship and the Nydam vessel was not.

  • There is at least a presumption that the vessel in which the man or men are is a sailing-ship.

British Dictionary definitions for sailing ship

sailing ship

  1. a large sailing vessel
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