topsail schooner


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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for topsail schooner

  • He had come back, there was the topsail-schooner that was bringing him home so swiftly now.

    The Bronze Eagle|Emmuska Orczy, Baroness Orczy