the occupation or duties of a sailor.

Origin of sailoring

First recorded in 1860–65; sailor + -ing1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for sailoring

Historical Examples of sailoring

  • If ye miss that, ye must be as feckless at the sailoring as I have found ye at the fighting.


    Robert Louis Stevenson

  • Burglary fascinates some men as sailoring fascinates some boys.

  • There ain't nothing TO sailoring, when you come to look it in the face.

    The Ebb-Tide

    Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyde Osbourne

  • But you mustn't think of resigning, as you call it, just as you are beginning to get the hang of sailoring.

  • Why, the gent what hires this outfit and brings it yere had a whole lot better stick to his sailoring business!