sailing vessel


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Noun1.sailing vessel - a vessel that is powered by the windsailing vessel - 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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So they were taken up and put on board a sailing vessel at Markdale Harbour to be taken back to Maine, while the father himself went home on a passenger steamer.
Having finished my business, and feeling the lassitude and exhaustion incident to its dispatch, I felt that a protracted sea voyage would be both agreeable and beneficial, so instead of embarking for my return on one of the many fine passenger steamers I booked for New York on the sailing vessel Morrow, upon which I had shipped a large and valuable invoice of the goods I had bought.
He worked his passage on a sailing vessel that was making the trip from Auckland to San Francisco, and he arrived with a box of paints, an easel, and a dozen canvases.
Finally I suggested that we convert her into a sailing vessel.
A month later they arrived at Freetown where they chartered a small sailing vessel, the Fuwalda, which was to bear them to their final destination.
a straggling procession of men, marching two and two, began from the other side of the market-place, and advanced in an irregular zig-zag fashion towards the Palace, wildly tacking from side to side, like a sailing vessel making way against an unfavourable wind so that the head of the procession was often further from us at the end of one tack than it had been at the end of the previous one.
1] Late in July, 1916, an item in the shipping news mentioned a Swedish sailing vessel, Balmen, Rio de Janiero to Barcelona, sunk by a German raider sometime in June.
I think that those seven weeks represented the difference between the mail-boat which brought the letter and the sailing vessel which brought the writer.
The introduction of the steam railway and the steamship, at the beginning of the period, in place of the lumbering stagecoach and the sailing vessel, broke up the old stagnant and stationary habits of life and increased the amount of travel at least a thousand times.
But they were mostly sailing vessels, of which, of course, Phileas Fogg could make no use.
The latter character carried it hollow at this period of the voyage, and triumphed over the Sanguine One at every meal, by inquiring where he supposed the Great Western (which left New York a week after us) was NOW: and where he supposed the 'Cunard' steam-packet was NOW: and what he thought of sailing vessels, as compared with steamships NOW: and so beset his life with pestilent attacks of that kind, that he too was obliged to affect despondency, for very peace and quietude.
And, as regarded steamships and sailing vessels, there were three stewards for every Steward's position.