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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The race is the end-of-summer competition for Small Sloops, a type of sailboat built mostly by a single Center Moriches boatmaker from 1908 to 1932. D. T. Max, The New Yorker, "In Search of Lost Sailboats," 10 Sep. 2019 Like a sailboat caught in a summer squall, the good ship Liz’s Luck righted itself as soon as the winds died down. Walter Shapiro, The New Republic, "Arguing the World," 15 Aug. 2019 The first Sitkan Kazakevich met upon his arrival in Sitka waters was Jeff Moebus, who lives on his sailboat in Eliason Harbor. Garland Kelly, Anchorage Daily News, "Russian retraces historic route to Sitka," 9 Sep. 2019 Pots, plants, chairs and tables around the pool, our little sailboats — anything that can fly gets moved to a safe place. Washington Post, "Florida’s Atlantic Coast is preparing for a direct hit from Hurricane Dorian," 30 Aug. 2019 For a period after Easy Rider, Fonda lived on an 82-foot sailboat, essentially having dropped out. Duane Byrge, Billboard, "Peter Fonda, 'Easy Rider' Architect And Counter-Cultural Icon, Dies At 79," 16 Aug. 2019 Makowsky’s home comes with a helicopter, Hobie Cat sailboat, two wine cellars stocked with Champagne and a $30 million fleet of exotic cars — including a Bugatti, Rolls-Royce and vintage Allard. chicagotribune.com, "Big home, big deal: The Manor in Holmby Hills sets an LA County price record at $119.75 million," 6 Aug. 2019 If experience is crucial in a sailboat, rowers can be made — and over the last 15 years, few have cranked out Olympians like Amerkhanian. New York Times, "Caught Up in the College Admissions Scandal: Stanford’s Boathouse," 17 July 2019 The sleek 70 foot Herreshoff sailboat, the Ventura, was originally launched in 1921 and has been completely restored, with a solid mahogany hull and lustrous Indian teak decks. Liz Cantrell, Town & Country, "The Mark Hotel's Private Sailboat is Officially Open for Summer," 6 June 2019

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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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