sloop

[ sloop ]
/ slup /

noun

a single-masted, fore-and-aft-rigged sailing vessel, with or without a bowsprit, having a jib-headed or gaff mainsail, the latter sometimes with a gaff topsail, and one or more headsails.Compare cutter (def. 3), knockabout (def. 1).

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Origin of sloop

1620–30; <Dutch sloep; akin to Old English slūpan to glide
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British Dictionary definitions for sloop

sloop
/ (sluːp) /

noun

a single-masted sailing vessel, rigged fore-and-aft, with the mast stepped about one third of the overall length aft of the bowCompare cutter (def. 2)

Word Origin for sloop

C17: from Dutch sloep; related to French chaloupe launch, Old English slūpan to glide
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