[ skoo-ner ]
/ ˈsku nər /


Nautical. any of various types of sailing vessel having a foremast and mainmast, with or without other masts, and having fore-and-aft sails on all lower masts.See also ketch, topsail schooner, yawl1(def 2).
a very tall glass, as for beer.

Origin of schooner

1705–15, Americanism; perhaps scoon, variant of dial. scun scud1 (compare dialectal Swedish skunna, Old English scyndan) + -er1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for schooner

/ (ˈskuːnə) /


a sailing vessel with at least two masts, with all lower sails rigged fore-and-aft, and with the main mast stepped aft
British a large glass for sherry
US, Canadian, Australian and NZ a large glass for beer

Word Origin for schooner

C18: origin uncertain
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