[wind-jam-er, win-]
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noun Informal.
  1. (formerly) a merchant ship propelled by sails.
  2. any large sailing ship.
  3. a member of its crew.
  4. Older Slang. a long-winded person; a great talker.

Origin of windjammer

1890–95, Americanism; wind1 + jammer (see jam1, -er1) Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Historical Examples of windjammer

  • Another of the true romances, recommended for a lively sense of humor and a faithful portrayal of life aboard a windjammer.

British Dictionary definitions for windjammer


  1. a large merchant sailing ship
  2. another name for windcheater
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