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sailing boat

noun, British
Origin of sailing boat
1715-25 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • A rope is passed through his gills, and in triumph you return to the sailing-boat, there to tie him up.

  • "We might get a sailing-boat," he said, when he had thought passionately for a few minutes.

  • The chase began, but soon the steamer stood athwart the bow of the sailing-boat, which was captured.

    Fair Haven and Foul Strand August Strindberg
  • He slipped past us in his sailing-boat; I do not remember if he got a cheer.

  • Now, my boy, here is your first lesson in managing a sailing-boat whether the wind is rough, or as gentle as a breath.

    Nat the Naturalist G. Manville Fenn
  • We are actually speculating about the voyage of a sailing-boat across the Road!

    Armorel of Lyonesse Walter Besant
  • I really wonder I never thought of having a sailing-boat before.

    In Greek Waters G. A. Henty
  • And here we are—actually at Marken, just landed by sailing-boat from Monnickendam.

  • “Mr Gurr,” said Archy excitedly, speaking with his eyes fixed on the sailing-boat.

    Cutlass and Cudgel George Manville Fenn
  • In these intensely hot and glaring days of mid-October, the only way of enjoying life is to betake oneself to a sailing-boat.

    In the Heart of Vosges Matilda Betham-Edwards
British Dictionary definitions for sailing-boat

sailing boat

a boat propelled chiefly by sail
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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