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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
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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sailing

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clear sailing


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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sailing

In summer 2007 the America's Cup completed its three-year course of almost continuous competition, with a spectacular final series between defending Alinghi of Switzerland and challenger Emirates Team New Zealand. The ACC boats-Alinghi and New Zealand, respectively-were equal in speed, and the crews were professional in their performance, after three years of full-time preoccupation with the quest for the Cup. After four races the two teams were tied at two races each before Alinghi went ahead four races to two. The seventh and final race saw the lead change numerous times, the last time at the finish line, and Alinghi won by a scant one-second margin as New Zealand completed a penalty just before finishing. It was an exciting encounter, displayed beautifully in 3-D animation online and by worldwide television, using racetrack software to provide an overhead view of the competition. Almost immediately, the Swiss team announced new conditions for the next challenge in 2009, some of which appeared to favour the defender. The potential challengers objected, and the American team Oracle filed an independent challenge to take place in 2008. The New York Trust Court would decide the case, determining what could be done under the terms of the Deed of Gift of the Cup

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