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sailing ship

a large ship equipped with sails.
Origin of sailing ship
1880-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • It was the longest and the largest sailing ship on the sea.
  • Gigs are wooden, oar-powered boats designed in earlier days to carry a pilot guide out to an approaching sailing ship.
  • The swan song of the sailing ship has been sung these many years.
  • White pine trees became the masts for many a sailing ship.
  • Until that time information was exchanged at the speed of a sailing ship or a galloping horse.
British Dictionary definitions for sailing ship

sailing ship

a large sailing vessel
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