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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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 Thunberg has been sailing to New York to speak at the UN Climate Action Summit on September 23, and traveled on a zero-emissions sailboat to reduce the environmental impact of her journey, according to a statement from her team. Rob Picheta, CNN, "Greta Thunberg reaches New York after 15-day yacht journey," 28 Aug. 2019 What to do One of the joys of Manhattan is perching on the West Side to watch sailboats drift easily along the Hudson, unbothered by whatever is happening on land. New York Times, "A Sailing Lesson on the Hudson, Followed by Nature, History and Good Eats in Inwood," 21 Aug. 2019 Newport, Rhode Island Newport is practically synonymous with tony New England, where sailboats dot the harbor and the well-heeled explore the cobbled shopping wharves. Condé Nast Traveler, "The Most Beautiful Towns in America," 21 Sep. 2018 What to do: Windrider of the Rockies windrider.us Via lessons, sailboat rentals, tours, and small group or corporate team building, the firm has been spreading the love of sailing in the Colorado high country since the mid-1990s. Rachel Walker, The Know, "Looking for a new way to savoring the Colorado Rockies? Try sailing," 13 Aug. 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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