topsail schooner

  1. a sailing vessel fore-and-aft rigged on all of two or more masts with square sails above the foresail, and often with a square sail before the foresail.

Origin of topsail schooner

First recorded in 1865–70

Words Nearby topsail schooner Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use topsail schooner in a sentence

  • He pointed, as he spoke, to a large square-topsail schooner which lay out in the stream, at a single anchor.

    Peter the Whaler | W.H.G. Kingston
  • She was a topsail schooner rig, with certain additions of the peculiar character which we have mentioned.

  • She was a fine large square topsail schooner, with a black hull and taunt raking masts.

    The African Trader | W. H. G. Kingston
  • She was rigged as a topsail schooner, and her funnel was tall, oval-shaped, and cream-coloured.

    A Chinese Command | Harry Collingwood
  • We made her out to be a large topsail schooner—a rakish-looking craft.

    In the Wilds of Africa | W.H.G. Kingston