Sailboat Sail"boat`, n. A boat propelled by a sail or sails. [1913 Webster]

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  • sailboat — [n] a boat propelled with wind by sailcloth bark, brig, brigantine, catamaran, clipper, craft, cutter, dory, gaff rigged sailboat, galleon, galley, jack, ketch, pinnace, ragboat*, schooner, ship, skiff, sloop, Sunfish, tall ship, vessel,… …   New thesaurus

  • sailboat — 1798, from SAIL (Cf. sail) + BOAT (Cf. boat) …   Etymology dictionary

  • sailboat — [sālbōt΄] n. a boat having a sail or sails by means of which it is propelled …   English World dictionary

  • Sailboat — A sailboat or sailing boat is a boat propelled partly or entirely by sails. The term covers a variety of boats, larger than small vessels such as sailboards and smaller than sailing ships, but distinctions in size are not strictly defined and… …   Wikipedia

  • sailboat — noun (AmE) ADJECTIVE ▪ 42 foot, 65 foot SAILBOAT + NOUN ▪ race ▪ I race sailboats for fun. SAILBOAT + NOUN ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • sailboat — [[t]se͟ɪlboʊt[/t]] sailboats N COUNT A sailboat is the same as a sailing boat. [mainly AM] …   English dictionary

  • sailboat — noun Date: 1752 a boat usually propelled by sail • sailboater noun • sailboating noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sailboat — sailboater, n. sailboating, n. /sayl boht /, n. a boat having sails as its principal means of propulsion. [1790 1800; SAIL + BOAT] * * * …   Universalium

  • sailboat — noun a) a boat propelled by sails b) a playing card with the rank of four …   Wiktionary

  • sailboat — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. See ship. II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. boat, vessel, craft, pleasure craft, yacht, windjammer. WORD FIND types • fast nineteenth century freight and transport: clipper • fifteenth sixteenth… …   English dictionary for students

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