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(Nautical Terms) a large sailing vessel
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|Noun||1.||sailing ship - a vessel that is powered by the wind; often having several masts|
boom - any of various more-or-less horizontal spars or poles used to extend the foot of a sail or for handling cargo or in mooring
brig - two-masted sailing vessel square-rigged on both masts
brigantine, hermaphrodite brig - two-masted sailing vessel square-rigged on the foremast and fore-and-aft rigged on the mainmast
cutter - a sailing vessel with a single mast set further back than the mast of a sloop
dhow - a lateen-rigged sailing vessel used by Arabs
felucca - a fast narrow sailing ship of the Mediterranean
fore-and-after - sailing vessel with a fore-and-aft rig
gaff - a spar rising aft from a mast to support the head of a quadrilateral fore-and-aft sail
galleon - a large square-rigged sailing ship with three or more masts; used by the Spanish for commerce and war from the 15th to 18th centuries
helm - steering mechanism for a vessel; a mechanical device by which a vessel is steered
Indiaman - a large sailing ship that was engaged in the British trade with India
ketch - a sailing vessel with two masts; the mizzen is forward of the rudderpost
mast - a vertical spar for supporting sails
rigger - a sailing vessel with a specified rig; "a square rigger"
sail, canvass, canvas, sheet - a large piece of fabric (usually canvas fabric) by means of which wind is used to propel a sailing vessel
schooner - sailing vessel used in former times
sloop - a sailing vessel with a single mast set about one third of the boat's length aft of the bow
smack - a sailing ship (usually rigged like a sloop or cutter) used in fishing and sailing along the coast
square-rigger - a square-rigged sailing ship
windjammer - a large sailing ship
yard - a long horizontal spar tapered at the end and used to support and spread a square sail or lateen
weatherliness - (of a sailing vessel) the quality of being able to sail close to the wind with little drift to the leeward (even in a stiff wind); "the Spanish ships had superior speed and weatherliness"
weatherly - (of a sailing vessel) making very little leeway when close-hauled
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