sloop

[sloop]
noun
a single-masted, fore-and-aft-rigged sailing vessel, with or without a bowsprit, having a jib-headed or gaff mainsail, the latter sometimes with a gaff topsail, and one or more headsails. Compare cutter ( def 3 ), knockabout ( def 1 ).

Origin:
1620–30; < Dutch sloep; akin to Old English slūpan to glide

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sloop (sluːp)
 
n
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]

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sloop
1629, from Du. sloep "a sloop," probably from Fr. chaloupe, from O.Fr. chalupe "small, sloop-rigged vessel," probably related to Eng. shallop. In military use, a small ship of war carrying guns on the upper deck only.
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Sloop definition


"Parallel Programming in a Virtual Object Space", S. Lucco, SIGPLAN Notices 22(12):26-34 (OOPSLA '87) (Dec 1987).

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sloop

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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Better than a sloop for light winds, it is also easier to manage.
The sloop fell astern and was little help in the following action.
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