tall ship

  1. 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.

  • "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