sailing vessel

Definitions of sailing vessel
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n a vessel that is powered by the wind; often having several masts

Synonyms:
sailing ship
Types:
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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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