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sloop

 (slo͞op)
n.
A single-masted, fore-and-aft-rigged sailing boat with a short standing bowsprit or none at all and a single headsail set from the forestay.

[Dutch sloep, from Middle French chaloupe, shallop, longboat, alteration of earlier chaloppe; see shallop.]

sloop

(sluːp)
n
(Nautical Terms) a single-masted sailing vessel, rigged fore-and-aft, with the mast stepped about one third of the overall length aft of the bow. Compare cutter2
[C17: from Dutch sloep; related to French chaloupe launch, Old English slūpan to glide]

sloop

(slup)

n.
a single-masted, fore-and-aft-rigged sailing vessel.
[1620–30; < Dutch sloep; akin to Old English slūpan to glide]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sloop - a sailing vessel with a single mast set about one third of the boat's length aft of the bowsloop - a sailing vessel with a single mast set about one third of the boat's length aft of the bow
knockabout - a sloop with a simplified rig and no bowsprit
raceabout - a small sloop having the keep of a knockabout but with finer lines and carrying more sail
sailing ship, sailing vessel - a vessel that is powered by the wind; often having several masts
Translations

sloop

[sluːp] Nbalandra f

sloop

nSlup f, → Schlup f

sloop

[sluːp] n (ship) → sloop m inv
References in classic literature ?
Therefore, in hopes to defray some of the charges he must be at, he bought a sloop, loaded it with several sorts of goods, wherewith the Tonquinese usually trade to the neighbouring islands, and putting fourteen men on board, whereof three were of the country, he appointed me master of the sloop, and gave me power to traffic, while he transacted his affairs at Tonquin.
And, first, it is to be observed here, that for many reasons I did not think fit to let them know anything of the sloop I had framed, and which I thought of setting up among them; for I found, at least at my first coming, such seeds of division among them, that I saw plainly, had I set up the sloop, and left it among them, they would, upon every light disgust, have separated, and gone away from one another; or perhaps have turned pirates, and so made the island a den of thieves, instead of a plantation of sober and religious people, as I intended it; nor did I leave the two pieces of brass cannon that I had on board, or the extra two quarter-deck guns that my nephew had provided, for the same reason.
His fishing-boat was called The Saucy Sally--a cutter-rigged sloop.
The vessel proved to be the British sloop of war Raccoon, of twenty-six guns, and one hundred and twenty men, commanded by Captain Black.
She was by no means sure that Antonio would appear as a coachman--this was merely a suggestion of her own; and the idea that he might possibly be one of the gazers, covered her with confusion: her blushes drew still more attention and admiration upon her; and we cannot say what might have been the result of her fascinations, had not Charles at this instant approached them, and pointing to a sloop they were passing at the time, exclaimed--
This sloop was named Sally Lloyd, in honor of one of the colonel's daughters.
Yes," replied Aramis, "and the sloop out there making ready to sail must be that which is to take us to our destination; now," continued he, "if only De Winter does not keep us waiting.
Four-and-twenty hours later, and I should only have been a gallant Captain Wentworth, in a small paragraph at one corner of the newspapers; and being lost in only a sloop, nobody would have thought about me.
When I was a youngster of sixteen, a good sloop-sailor and all- round bay-waterman, my sloop, the Reindeer, was chartered by the Fish Commission, and I became for the time being a deputy patrolman.
However, he would send me over in a sloop of his own, which was built like a yacht, and served him as well for pleasure as business.
But the French Government, fearing that Dumont d'Urville was not acquainted with Dillon's movements, had sent the sloop Bayonnaise, commanded by Legoarant de Tromelin, to Vanikoro, which had been stationed on the west coast of America.
And where but from Nantucket, too, did that first adventurous little sloop put forth, partly laden with imported cobble-stones --so goes the story --to throw at the whales, in order to discover when they were nigh enough to risk a harpoon from the bowsprit?