any square-rigged sailing ship
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How to use tall ship in a sentence
This tall ship was commanded by Captain Thomas Fleming, who had been stationed on the look-out to the eastward.How Britannia Came to Rule the Waves | W.H.G. Kingston
"A tall ship" meant a stout and sea-worthy ship; "a tall man," meant a man that was at once able-bodied and true-hearted.
A line of broken water traced the dangerous bar, which in clear day and balmy weather has cracked the back of many a tall ship.The White Company | Arthur Conan Doyle
At length a tall ship was seen sailing up the harbour with gay flags flying from the mastheads.The Settlers | William H. G. Kingston
Yon tall ship, which is moored without the smaller craft of our seas, is the vessel of a Lutheran from the islands of Inghilterra.The Bravo | J. Fenimore Cooper