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sailing

[sey-ling] /ˈseɪ lɪŋ/
noun
1.
the activity of a person or thing that sails.
2.
the departure of a ship from port:
The cruise line offers sailings every other day.
3.
Navigation. any of various methods for determining courses and distances by means of charts or with reference to longitudes and latitudes, rhumb lines, great circles, etc.
Origin of sailing
900
before 900; Middle English seiling, Old English seglung. See sail, -ing1
Related forms
well-sailing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for well sailing

sailing

/ˈseɪlɪŋ/
noun
1.
the practice, art, or technique of sailing a vessel
2.
a method of navigating a vessel: rhumb-line sailing
3.
an instance of a vessel's leaving a port: scheduled for a midnight sailing
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Word Origin and History for well sailing

sailing

n.

Old English seglinge, verbal noun from the source of sail (v.).

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Slang definitions & phrases for well sailing

sailing

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clear sailing


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