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A small boat propelled partially or wholly by sail.



a boat having sails as its principal means of propulsion.
sail′boat`er, n.
sail′boat`ing, n.
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Noun1.sailboat - a small sailing vesselsailboat - a small sailing vessel; usually with a single mast
catamaran - a sailboat with two parallel hulls held together by single deck
catboat - a sailboat with a single mast set far forward
centerboard, centreboard, drop keel, sliding keel - a retractable fin keel used on sailboats to prevent drifting to leeward
sailing ship, sailing vessel - a vessel that is powered by the wind; often having several masts
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
trimaran - a fast sailboat with 3 parallel hulls
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