sailing ship


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sailing ship

n
(Nautical Terms) a large sailing vessel
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Noun1.sailing ship - a vessel that is powered by the windsailing ship - a vessel that is powered by the wind; often having several masts
barque, bark - a sailing ship with 3 (or more) 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
clipper ship, clipper - a fast sailing ship used in former times
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
gaff-headed sail, gaffsail - a quadrilateral fore-and-aft sail suspended from a gaff
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
sailboat, sailing boat - a small sailing vessel; usually with a single mast
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
vessel, watercraft - a craft designed for water transportation
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
dandy, yawl - a sailing vessel with two masts; a small mizzen is aft of the rudderpost
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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Saxon timed her opportunity when Billy was out of the house to pack the chest of drawers which had crossed the Atlantic by sailing ship and the Plains by ox team.
He was in sailing ship, since Madam Mina tell of sails being set.
Here were lying several English steel sailing ships, waiting for the wheat harvest; and here, most unexpectedly, in the precise place where we had captured Big Alec, we came upon two Italians in a skiff that was loaded with a complete "Chinese" sturgeon line.
Shortly after daylight we saw smoke apparently coming straight toward us, and after a time we made out the squat lines of a tug--one of those fearless exponents of England's supremacy of the sea that tows sailing ships into French and English ports.
Instead, and along with the rest, they were scattered on board sailing ships bound for the four quarters of the globe, where they had been placed by the boarding-house masters, and where they were working out advance money which they had neither seen nor spent.
Biddy turned her face suddenly towards mine, and looked far more attentively at me than she had looked at the sailing ships.
Twelve young sailors were given the opportunity to spend three weekends working towards their competent crew certificate aboard the Ocean Youth Trust North East's sailing ship James Cook.
My mother was called Mary Catherine Lewis, and Catherine Zeta Jones also has the name of a sailing ship's name - namely the Swansea copper barque 'Zeta', a full rigged barque with auxiliary power built in 1865.
ECHO readers were given the chance of a lifetime to sail for free as crew on a sailing ship in a competition for the new Irish Sea Tall Ships Regatta.
PEOPLE in the North-East will be the first in Britain to learn how they can live more ethically from the crew of a Finnish sailing ship which acts as a floating campaign centre for a fairer world.
Memories of days gone by on the River Tyne were recalled on July 17, 1948, with the arrival in the river of the Norwegian full-rigged sailing ship Sorlandet, pictured here tied up at Newcastle Quayside.