Definition of sailboat
: a boat usually propelled by sail
sailboaterplay \-ˌbō-tər\ noun
Examples of sailboat in a Sentence
we were stuck in the sailboat for an hour until the wind came up and we could move again
Recent Examples of sailboat from the Web
Beachgoers along the Lake Michigan shoreline are being warned to stay out of the water Sunday after strong winds and waves caused about two dozen boats to bow out of the annual sailboat race from Chicago to Mackinac Island, Michigan.
Before the early-modern period, when adventuring sailboats accelerated the mixing of peoples and their bugs, human provinciality was a guard against pandemic.
Over the years, Peterson designed a number of ocean racing sailboats all the way up to the pinnacle of the sport — the America’s Cup.
Sailboats traced gentle circles on Alabama’s Mobile Bay, preparing for a race south to the coast.
Stop by the Herreshoff Marine Museum to see dozens of historic sailboats and yachts, including those built by the Herreshoff Manufacturing Co.
In its prime, Dolphin had served the sailboat salmon fishing industry in Bristol Bay by towing the vessels out of port and later loading their catch on its open deck for transport to the canneries.
The Hokulea was greeted in the harbor by other replica Polynesian voyaging canoes as well as modern ships, sailboats, wave runners and paddle boarders.
Youngsters ages 8-16 will learn right-of-way rules, knot tying and rigging, care and maintenance of a sailboat and boating safety.
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First Known Use of sailboat
SAILBOAT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of sailboat for English Language Learners
: a boat that has a sail
SAILBOAT Defined for Kids
Definition of sailboat for Students
: a boat equipped with sails
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