noun sail·ing \ˈsā-liŋ\

: the sport or activity of traveling on water in a sailboat

Full Definition of SAILING

a :  the technical skill of managing a ship :  navigation
b :  the method of determining the course to be followed to reach a given point
a :  the sport of handling or riding in a sailboat
b :  a departure from a port

Examples of SAILING

  1. They're going sailing next week.

First Known Use of SAILING

before 12th century
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