sailing ship

Definitions of sailing ship
  1. noun
    a vessel that is powered by the wind; often having several masts
    synonyms: sailing vessel
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    bark, barque
    a sailing ship with 3 (or more) masts
    brig
    two-masted sailing vessel square-rigged on both masts
    brigantine, hermaphrodite brig
    two-masted sailing vessel square-rigged on the foremast and fore-and-aft rigged on the mainmast
    clipper, clipper ship
    a fast sailing ship used in former times
    cutter
    a sailing vessel with a single mast set further back than the mast of a sloop
    dhow
    a lateen-rigged sailing vessel used by Arabs
    felucca
    a fast narrow sailing ship of the Mediterranean
    fore-and-after
    sailing vessel with a fore-and-aft rig
    galleon
    a large square-rigged sailing ship with three or more masts; used by the Spanish for commerce and war from the 15th to 18th centuries
    Indiaman
    a large sailing ship that was engaged in the British trade with India
    ketch
    a sailing vessel with two masts; the mizzen is forward of the rudderpost
    rigger
    a sailing vessel with a specified rig
    sailboat, sailing boat
    a small sailing vessel; usually with a single mast
    schooner
    sailing vessel used in former times
    sloop
    a sailing vessel with a single mast set about one third of the boat's length aft of the bow
    smack
    a sailing ship (usually rigged like a sloop or cutter) used in fishing and sailing along the coast
    square-rigger
    a square-rigged sailing ship
    windjammer
    a large sailing ship
    dandy, yawl
    a sailing vessel with two masts; a small mizzen is aft of the rudderpost
    carack, carrack
    a large galleon sailed in the Mediterranean as a merchantman
    catamaran
    a sailboat with two parallel hulls held together by single deck
    catboat
    a sailboat with a single mast set far forward
    knockabout
    a sloop with a simplified rig and no bowsprit
    raceabout
    a small sloop having the keep of a knockabout but with finer lines and carrying more sail
    sharpie
    a shallow-draft sailboat with a sharp prow, flat bottom, and triangular sail; formerly used along the northern Atlantic coast of the United States
    sharpshooter
    a fast schooner once used by New England fisherman for illegal fishing in Canadian waters
    trimaran
    a fast sailboat with 3 parallel hulls
    type of:
    vessel, watercraft
    a craft designed for water transportation
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