Flying Dutchman
noun Date: 1813 1. a legendary Dutch mariner condemned to sail the seas until Judgment Day 2. a spectral ship that according to legend haunts the seas near the Cape of Good Hope

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  • Flying Dutchman — Flying Fly ing, a. [From {Fly}, v. i.] Moving in the air with, or as with, wings; moving lightly or rapidly; intended for rapid movement. [1913 Webster] {Flying army} (Mil.) a body of cavalry and infantry, kept in motion, to cover its own… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Flying Dutchman — n. 1. a fabled Dutch sailor condemned to sail the seas off the Cape of Good Hope until Judgment Day 2. his ghostly ship, considered a bad omen by sailors who think they see it …   English World dictionary

  • Flying Dutchman — For other uses, see Flying Dutchman (disambiguation). The Flying Dutchman by Albert Pinkham Ryder c. 1887 (Smithsonian American Art Museum) The legend of the Flying Dutchman concerns a ghost ship that can never make port, doomed to sail the… …   Wikipedia

  • Flying Dutchman — Klassenzeichen Bootsmaße Länge üA: 6,06 m …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Flying Dutchman — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Origine du terme : C est le nom anglais du Hollandais volant, le célèbre vaisseau fantôme de la légende. Flying Dutchman est le nom d un dériveur de… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Flying Dutchman — noun /flaɪɪŋ dʌtʃmæn/ a) A Dutch flagged clipper that is very fast sailing, and never makes it to port, seen on the high seas, where upon being hailed, occupants request information on persons long dead, or leave messages for said people. It is… …   Wiktionary

  • Flying Dutchman — Fly|ing Dutch|man 〈[ flaııŋ dʌ̣tʃmæn] m.; ; unz.〉 das erste moderne internationale Schwertboot [engl., „Fliegender Holländer“] * * * Fly|ing Dutch|man [ fla̮iɪŋ dat̮ʃmən ], der; , …men […mən] [engl. = Fliegender Holländer (viell. in Anspielung… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • flying dutchman — fly·ing dutch·man loc.s.m.inv. ES ingl. {{wmetafile0}} TS mar. imbarcazione a vela da regata per due persone attrezzata con randa, fiocco e spinnaker {{line}} {{/line}} DATA: 1965. ETIMO: ingl. flying dutchman propr. olandese volante …   Dizionario italiano

  • Flying Dutchman — noun 1. the captain of a phantom ship (the Flying Dutchman) who was condemned to sail against the wind until Judgment Day • Hypernyms: ↑apparition, ↑phantom, ↑phantasm, ↑phantasma, ↑fantasm, ↑specter, ↑spectre 2. a phantom ship …   Useful english dictionary

  • flying dutchman — {{hw}}{{flying dutchman}}{{/hw}}locuz. sost. m. inv. Imbarcazione a vela da regata, leggerissima e veloce, a scafo tondo, per due persone; SIN. Olandese volante …   Enciclopedia di italiano

  • Flying Dutchman — Flying Dutch|man, The 1.) in old stories, a ↑ghost ship which appears in stormy weather and is a sign that something very bad is going to happen 2.) the ↑captain of this ship 3.) an ↑opera by Richard Wagner based on these stories …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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