Baltimore clipper

noun

Definition of Baltimore clipper

: a fast sharp-hulled ship of usually less than 200 tons built chiefly between 1830 and 1850 on Chesapeake Bay and usually having sharply raked masts and a brig or schooner rig

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from Baltimore, Maryland

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“Baltimore clipper.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Baltimore%20clipper. Accessed 5 Aug. 2021.

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