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sailing ship

noun

Simple Definition of sailing ship

  • : a ship that has sails

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of sailing ship

  1. :  a ship that has sails

Word by Word Definitions

sailingplay
  1. :  the technical skill of managing a ship :  navigation

    :  the method of determining the course to be followed to reach a given point

    :  the sport of handling or riding in a sailboat

shipplay
  1. :  a large seagoing vessel

    :  a sailing vessel having a bowsprit and usually three masts each composed of a lower mast, a topmast, and a topgallant mast

    :  boat

  1. :  to place or receive on board a ship for transportation by water

    :  to cause to be transported

    :  to provide with a ship


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