windjammer

[ wind-jam-er, win- ]
/ ˈwɪndˌdʒæm ər, ˈwɪn- /

noun Informal.

(formerly) a merchant ship propelled by sails.
any large sailing ship.
a member of its crew.
Older Slang. a long-winded person; a great talker.

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Origin of windjammer

1890–95, Americanism;wind1 + jammer (see jam1, -er1)
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British Dictionary definitions for windjammer

windjammer
/ (ˈwɪndˌdʒæmə) /

noun

a large merchant sailing ship
another name for windcheater
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