sailboat

noun
sail·​boat | \ ˈsāl-ˌbōt How to pronounce sailboat (audio) \

Definition of sailboat

: a boat usually propelled by sail

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Other Words from sailboat

sailboater \ ˈsāl-​ˌbō-​tər How to pronounce sailboater (audio) \ noun
sailboating \ ˈsāl-​ˌbō-​tiŋ How to pronounce sailboating (audio) \ noun

Synonyms for sailboat

Synonyms

bark, dinghy, windjammer

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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

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Life with 14 bodies on a 72-foot sailboat demands a good sense of humor. Tyler Wetherall, Condé Nast Traveler, "The All-Women Sailing Crew Trying to Save the Ocean of Plastic," 27 Nov. 2018 Einstein’s theory of relativity showed that light has momentum, which means satellites could use a sail to capture that momentum in much the same way as a sailboat’s sail captures the wind. Avery Thompson, Popular Mechanics, "Scientists Speculate Interstellar Comet Could Be a Solar Sail," 6 Nov. 2018 Brown shoes From chocolate-brown brogues by Allen Edmonds to cafe-au-lait square-toed Rockport loafers to topsiders straight off the sailboat, brown shoes are the anchor of the Midtown uniform. Jacob Gallagher, WSJ, "How the Fleece Vest Became the New Corporate Uniform," 24 July 2018 The sailboats were moored, but one did have people aboard, Coast Guard Petty Officer Andrew Barresi said. Elise Takahama, BostonGlobe.com, "Ship carrying Newton middle schoolers strikes 6 sailboats in harbor," 21 June 2018 The allure goes much deeper than its endless, untouched beaches with roaming donkeys and wooden sailboats (although that alone sounds pretty magical to us)—the winding streets of its historic old town date back to the 14th century. Monica Mendal, Vogue, "A Designer’s Guide to Lamu Island, Kenya’s Hidden Paradise," 4 Feb. 2019 McGuckin had lost both masts, but had constructed a temporary jury-rig to get his sailboat to within a few kilometers (miles) of Tomy's boat. Rod Mcguirk, Fox News, "Rescued Indian and Irish sailors head for remote island," 24 Sep. 2018 Finding inspiration in Lake Pontchartrain and the area's many waterways, Fontainebleau students made one of the shoes an airboat and the other a sailboat. Bob Warren, NOLA.com, "St. Tammany students designed shoes for Vans. Will it win them $75K?," 9 May 2018 And the sun will crawl across the horizon — like a sailboat skimming across a pond — throughout this incredibly short winter solstice day. Brian Resnick, Vox, "The winter solstice is incredibly beautiful in America’s northernmost city," 20 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of sailboat

1752, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of sailboat was in 1752

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sailboat

noun

English Language Learners Definition of sailboat

US : a boat that has a sail

sailboat

noun
sail·​boat | \ ˈsāl-ˌbōt How to pronounce sailboat (audio) \

Kids Definition of sailboat

: a boat equipped with sails

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