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(Nautical Terms) a vessel, esp one equipped with sails, with specified sailing characteristics: a good sailer.


(ˈseɪ lər)

a vessel with reference to its powers or manner of sailing.
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The ship named after him was worthy of the honor, being a very fast sailer and a noble craft every way.
In a little time we began to feel the want of better stores, and thought ourselves happy in meeting with a gelve, which, though small, was a much better sailer than our vessel, in which I was sent to Suaquem to procure camels and provisions.
She was a screw propeller of eight hundred tons, a fast sailer, and the very vessel that had been sent out to the polar regions, to revictual the last expedition of Sir James Ross.
It is true that a brisk wind had prevailed for three days; but the corvette was known to be a good sailer and solid in its timbers; it had no need to fear a gale of wind, and it ought, according to the calculation of D'Artagnan, to have either returned to Brest, or come back to the mouth of the Loire.
He was a slow sailer on a wind of happiness, but he took a cross cut for the rendezvous, and pegged away as if he were scoring furiously at cribbage.
Faria had dug his way through fifty feet, Dantes would dig a hundred; Faria, at the age of fifty, had devoted three years to the task; he, who was but half as old, would sacrifice six; Faria, a priest and savant, had not shrunk from the idea of risking his life by trying to swim a distance of three miles to one of the islands -- Daume, Rattonneau, or Lemaire; should a hardy sailer, an experienced diver, like himself, shrink from a similar task; should he, who had so often for mere amusement's sake plunged to the bottom of the sea to fetch up the bright coral branch, hesitate to entertain the same project?
One Monday, the 14th of July, 1819 (she never forgot the date), Victor announced that he had been engaged on a merchant-vessel and that in two days he would take the steamer at Honfleur and join his sailer, which was going to start from Havre very soon.
It was humiliating for one of the swiftest sailers in the American navy.
The Oregon kicker was an instructor for Chris Sailer Kicking last summer in Las Vegas and served a similar role during an underclassmen camp as well as the Top 12 camp at IMG Academy in Florida.
The crew launched again at 9pm to deal with a motor sailer that had encountered problems earlier in the day after it had ran aground near Porthdinllaen in Gwynedd.
Operation Breakthrough is a nationally accredited, not-for-profit corporation started in 1971 by Sister Corita Bussanmas and Sister Berta Sailer.
The sale is part of the company's strategy to focus on air reservoirs, U-bolts and metal parts in the automotive segment, executive Martin Sailer said.