Origin of sloop
Examples from the Web for sloop
Coneys chartered the Megan Jaye, a 43-ft sloop based in Newport, Rhode Island, and skippered by Hank Halsted.
But where the sloop avoided one danger she encountered another.Sailing Alone Around The World|Joshua Slocum
From there they transferred it on board in the sloop's dory.Whirligigs|O. Henry
It was little use to remain outside, save that if the sloop was flung upon a rock, I might have a little better chance to escape.Swept Out to Sea|W. Bertram Foster
There were several false alarms, and once the Three Bells gave chase to a sloop that seemed trying to get away.The Motor Boys on the Atlantic|Clarence Young
"It's a fine day for sport," remarked Ralph to his two new passengers, as the sloop skimmed along up Keniscot Lake.The Young Bridge-Tender|Arthur M. Winfield
Word Origin for sloop
"small fore and aft rigged vessel with one mast, generally carrying a jib, fore-stay sail, mainsail, and gaff-topsail," 1620s, from Dutch sloep "a sloop;" probably from French chaloupe, from Old French chalupe "small, sloop-rigged vessel," which is perhaps related to English shallop [OED]. But according to Barnhart and Watkins the Dutch word might simply be from Middle Dutch slupen "to glide," from PIE *sleubh- (see sleeve). In old military use, a small ship of war carrying guns on the upper deck only (1670s).