- schooner rig,
- schopenhauer, arthur,
Origin of schooner
Examples from the Web for schooner
On the way they passed by the Schooner Tavern, where they encountered Dean Schmitz and Molly Flaherty.Media Ignores Rash of Assaults on Transgender Women|Jay Michaelson|June 6, 2012|DAILY BEAST
I want to understand exactly why you are sending those carpenters on board the schooner?Thrice Armed|Harold Bindloss
And so we let the schooner go by, and turned to the consideration of our plans.Pieces of Eight|Richard le Gallienne
When the flotilla was within pistol shot of the schooner Mr. Gibney stepped to the rail and motioned them back.Captain Scraggs|Peter B. Kyne
Word Origin for schooner
fore-and-aft rigged vessel, originally with only two masts, 1716, perhaps from a New England verb related to Scottish scon "to send over water, to skip stones." Skeat relates this dialectal verb to shunt. Spelling probably influenced by Dutch, but Dutch schoener is a loan-word from English, as are German Schoner, French schooner, Swedish skonert. Said to have originated in Gloucester, Mass., shipyard.
The rig characteristic of a schooner has been defined as consisting essentially of two gaff sails, the after sail not being smaller than the fore, and a head sail set on a bowsprit. [OED]
Meaning "tall beer glass" is from 1879, of unknown origin or connection.