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sailboat

[seyl-boht] /ˈseɪlˌboʊt/
noun
1.
a boat having sails as its principal means of propulsion.
Origin of sailboat
1790-1800
1790-1800; sail + boat
Related forms
sailboater, noun
sailboating, noun
Can be confused
barge, boat, canoe, cruise ship, sailboat, ship, yacht.
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sailing boat

/ˈseɪlˌbəʊt/
noun
1.
a boat propelled chiefly by sail
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Word Origin and History for sailboat
n.

also sail-boat, 1769, from sail (n.) + boat (n.).

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