|Compare cutter a single-masted sailing vessel, rigged fore-and-aft, with the mast stepped about one third of the overall length aft of the bow|
|[C17: from Dutch sloep; related to French chaloupe launch, Old English slūpan to glide]|
|an extraordinary or unusual thing, person, or event; an exceptional example or instance.|
single-masted sailing vessel with fore-and-aft rigging, including mainsail, jib, and sometimes one or more headsails. A sloop of war was a small sloop-rigged warship, mounting about 20 guns. In modern usage, the sloop is practically synonymous with the cutter
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