a boat having sails as its principal means of propulsion.

1790–1800; sail + boat

sailboater, noun
sailboating, noun

barge, boat, canoe, cruise ship, sailboat, ship, yacht. Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
sailing boat or esp (US and Canadian) sailboat (ˈseɪlˌbəʊt)
a boat propelled chiefly by sail
sailboat or esp (US and Canadian) sailboat

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Example sentences
The system actually came from my sailboat and it was refit to my house.
Unlike a sailboat or a car, there's no steering wheel or rudder to turn you.
The entry fee includes the purchase of a sailboat for the event.
The six-pack in the back seat had come from the cooler on my father's sailboat.
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