clipper ship

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Noun1.clipper ship - a fast sailing ship used in former timesclipper ship - a fast sailing ship used in former times
sailing ship, sailing vessel - a vessel that is powered by the wind; often having several masts
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Hold still," my father would say, while I held the ship in the bottle and he burned away the strings he'd raised the mast with and set the clipper ship free on its blue putty sea.
The Devil's Rescue" is the story about Edward Larson, who after twenty-two days drifting at sea in his lifeboat, is rescued by the crew of a spectral clipper ship.
Then he visits the oldest surviving clipper ship in the world.
The first volume is "The American-Built Clipper Ship, 1850-1856," and the second is "American-Built Packets and Freighters, 1850-1856.
In 1842, Donald McKay, the celebrated American naval designer of the 19th century, built his first clipper ship of importance.
The researchers also located the 1863 wreck of the clipper ship Noonday, currently obscured by mud and silt on the ocean floor.
The American Clipper Ship, 1845-1920: A Comprehensive History, With a Listing of Builders and Their Ships
Launched in July 2000, the Royal Clipper is the first five-masted, full-rigged sailing ship to be built since 1902 and is the world's largest clipper ship with a mast height of 197ft and 42 sails stretching to a total of 56,000sqft.
THE world's oldest surviving clipper ship has been formally handed to its new owners before its final voyage from Scotland to Australia.
The Stout is named after a famous 19th century clipper ship, the fastest sailing vessel of her time.
and one flies off and lands on a clipper ship deck.
Just as the supersonic airliner Concorde was faster than a clipper ship, when either suffered a casualty, the insurance claims took time to properly investigate, evaluate, and resolve.