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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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We hired a sailboat and a guide and made an excursion to one of the small islands in the harbor to visit the Castle d'If.
Shelley's death came when he was only thirty, in 1822, by a sudden accident--he was drowned by the upsetting of his sailboat in the Gulf of Spezia, between Genoa and Pisa.
One evening he cast off the painter of a sailboat from the iron ring that secured it to the dock at Leghorn, wrapped himself in his coat and lay down, and said to the crew, -- "To the Island of Elba
It was twelve o'clock noon, and a breezy, cloudless day; the ascent was gradual, and the glimpses, from under the curtaining boughs, of blue water, and tiny sailboats, and beetling cliffs, were as charming as glimpses of dreamland.
The steamboats skimming along under the stupendous precipices were diminished by distance to the daintiest little toys, the sailboats and rowboats to shallops proper for fairies that keep house in the cups of lilies and ride to court on the backs of bumblebees.
For a long moment the young man stood half way down the bank, gazing at the bay furrowed with the coming and going of sailboats, yacht-launches, fishing-craft and the trailing black coal-barges hauled by noisy tugs.
The tide flowed and ebbed; the sun rose and set; regularly each afternoon the brave west wind came romping in through the Golden Gate, darkening the water, cresting tiny wavelets, making the sailboats fly.
Contract notice: Technical planning for technical equipment group of equipment 1,2,3 as well as equipment group 4 and 5, "new construction rowing and sailboat house", Burgauer way 7, 07745 jena
The vessels appeared to be a makeshift sailboat and a smaller powerboat, both filled with water and up against the bank.
A crewless sailboat, which had been spotted some 90 miles south of Limassol two weeks ago but not found by a tug-boat dispatched to bring it to the Limassol port, was eventually towed ashore on Monday night, and police are investigating the circumstances under which it came to float in the region, the Cyprus Mail has learnt.
The group left on Barnett's 42-foot Island Packet sailboat, Hope & Glory, on a May morning in 2008.
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