[ sey-ler-ing ]

  1. the occupation or duties of a sailor.

Origin of sailoring

First recorded in 1860–65; sailor + -ing1

Words Nearby sailoring Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use sailoring in a sentence

  • To these he talked vaguely about seeing a little of Java before he went sailoring again.

    The Argus Pheasant | John Charles Beecham
  • The worst luck ever happened to me was when I drifted along this coast and kept on sailoring here.

    Jack the Young Canoeman | George Bird Grinnell
  • We're sailoring men back from a cruise to Jamaica and pretty near penniless.

  • Thought Id like to go on that ocean trip, but I suppose sailoring is harder than lumbering, isnt it?

    First at the North Pole | Edward Stratemeyer
  • Not for long; it made his head ache too much, and he changed from soldiering to sailoring.

    The Lost Middy | George Manville Fenn