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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Brill lived on a sailboat in California for many years, according to his sister. Michael Williams, orlandosentinel.com, "Inmate at Seminole County jail dead in apparent suicide, authorities say," 3 June 2019 McGuckin lost both masts, but constructed a temporary jury-rig to get his sailboat to within a few kilometers (miles) of Tomy’s boat in a bid to offer help. Rod Mcguirk, The Seattle Times, "Rescued Indian and Irish sailors reach remote island," 25 Sep. 2018 An accomplished documentary filmmaker, activist, and therapist from Concord apparently drowned Monday evening after jumping from her small sailboat to swim to shore in Nantucket. Danny Mcdonald, BostonGlobe.com, "Accomplished filmmaker and therapist from Concord dies on Nantucket," 11 July 2018 Those challenges have filled the 2017-18 version of the sailboat race around the world – which checked into Newport, R.I., last week – with drama, adventure, and tragedy. Dan Egan, BostonGlobe.com, "On the way to Newport, the Volvo Ocean Race has been filled with drama," 18 May 2018 Does Sandy secretly have a collection of model sailboats? Hadley Keller, House Beautiful, "Sandra Bullock Is Selling Her Georgia Beach House for $6.5 Million," 27 Mar. 2019 Kate also got hands-on for activities with balloon rockets, the alphabet game, and sailboats, royal correspondent Roya Nikkah reported on Twitter. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Kate Middleton Wears a J.Crew Sweater and Combat Boots for an Outdoor Event," 28 Mar. 2019 Model sailboats and potted indoor palms underscore the seaside setting. Hadley Keller, House Beautiful, "Sandra Bullock Is Selling Her Georgia Beach House for $6.5 Million," 27 Mar. 2019 Gliding across northern Minnesota's Lake Vermilion on a sleek, deluxe racing sailboat known as an A-scow is like any other lake-sailing experience only with the adrenaline cranked up to 10. Simon Peter Groebner, chicagotribune.com, "Come sail away at this fun northern Minnesota resort on Lake Vermilion," 6 June 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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