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schoo·ner

 (sko͞o′nər)
n.
1. A fore-and-aft-rigged sailing vessel having at least two masts, with a foremast that is usually smaller than the other masts.
2. A large beer glass, generally holding a pint or more.
3. A prairie schooner.

[Origin unknown.]

schooner

(ˈskuːnə)
n
1. (Nautical Terms) a sailing vessel with at least two masts, with all lower sails rigged fore-and-aft, and with the main mast stepped aft
2. Brit a large glass for sherry
3. US and Canadian and Austral and NZ a large glass for beer
[C18: origin uncertain]

schoon•er

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(ˈsku nər)

n.
1. any of various types of sailing vessel having a foremast and mainmast, with or without other masts, and having fore-and-aft sails on all lower masts.
2. a very tall glass, as for beer.
[1705–15, Amer.; orig. uncertain]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.schooner - a large beer glass
drinking glass, glass - a container for holding liquids while drinking
2.schooner - sailing vessel used in former times
sailing ship, sailing vessel - a vessel that is powered by the wind; often having several masts
sharpshooter - a fast schooner once used by New England fisherman for illegal fishing in Canadian waters
Translations
مَرْكَب شِراعي
škuner
skonnert
szkúner
skonnorta
škuna
šoneris
uskuna

schooner

[ˈskuːnəʳ] N
1. (Naut) → goleta f
2. (for sherry) → copa f grande

schooner

[ˈskuːnər] n
(= ship) → schooner m
(= sherry glass) → grand verre m à xérès
(US, Australian) (= beer glass) → verre m de bière (de 375 ml)

schooner

n
(= boat)Schoner m
(= sherry glass)großes Sherryglas; (US, Austral: = beer schooner) → hohes Bierglas

schooner

[ˈskuːnəʳ] n
a. (Naut) → schooner m inv, goletta
b. (Brit) (sherry glass) → bicchiere m da sherry (Am) (beer glass) → boccale m da birra

schooner

(ˈskuːnə) noun
a type of fast sailing-ship with two or more masts.
References in classic literature ?
The schooner, in a dead calm, was rolling over the huge, smooth seas, her boom sheets and tackles crashing to the hollow thunder of her great sails, when Simon Nishikanta put a bullet into the body of the little whale calf.
All on the Mary Turner, fore and aft, lined the rail and stared down apprehensively at the leviathan that was as long as the schooner.
Suo was a harbor so small that a large schooner could not swing at anchor in it.
It was early morning, and even before the anchor went to the bottom the schooner was surrounded by boats.
They were to windward of the schooner, just ready to flirt the dory over the still sea, when sounds of woe half a mile off led them to Penn, who was careering around a fixed point, for all the world like a gigantic water-bug.
At last the breeze came; the schooner sidled and drew nearer in the dark; I felt the hawser slacken once more, and with a good, tough effort, cut the last fibres through.
I did not then see the hands from the island that were receiving the packages, for the hull of the launch was hidden from me by the side of the schooner.
As they headed in for the sandspit, the submerged salmon boat could be seen, gunwales awash and held up from sinking by ropes fast to the schooner and the sloop.
It was unparalleled, undreamed-of, that I, Humphrey Van Weyden, a scholar and a dilettante, if you please, in things artistic and literary, should be lying here on a Bering Sea seal- hunting schooner.
The result of her effort was the knowledge that on the second day they were to sail for the Pamarung Islands upon a small schooner which her father had purchased, with a crew of Malays and lascars, and von Horn, who had served in the American navy, in command.
And I sent a schooner clear to Hawaii to bring back a dismantled sugar mill and a German who said he knew the field-end of cane.
Sheldon was back in the plantation superintending the building of a bridge, when the schooner Malakula ran in close and dropped anchor.