noun schoo·ner \ˈskü-nər\

: a ship that has usually two masts with the larger mast located toward the center and the shorter mast toward the front

: a large, tall glass

Full Definition of SCHOONER

:  a typically 2-masted fore-and-aft rigged vessel with a foremast and a mainmast stepped nearly amidships
:  a larger-than-usual drinking glass (as for beer)

Illustration of SCHOONER

Origin of SCHOONER

origin unknown
First Known Use: 1716

Other Nautical Terms

avast, aweigh, flotsam, jib, keel, lee, port, starboard, stay

Rhymes with SCHOONER


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