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
And maybe the hardest struggle of all for the sailboats: what to do when the wind didn't blow.
Meanwhile, on a nearby dock, Faron Shanklin, a 55-year-old quadriplegic from Snohomish, is being lowered into a 16-foot sailboat.
Emergency crews from multiple agencies were responding to a sailboat that caught fire Thursday morning several miles off the coast of Broward County.
Orfanello, who owns Sea Tow New Orleans, got a call from an insurance company that night asking him to retrieve a sailboat that had sunk with five people aboard on the south shore of Lake Pontchartrain near Pontchartrain Beach.
The Coast Guard has rescued a man from his disabled sailboat in the Chesapeake Bay.
Winner-take-all has long been the leitmotif of this enduring and unusual event, which began in 1851 when sailboat speed was about commercial and military advantage, not just bragging rights over cocktails.
On one occasion, for example, the Narwhal received a distress call from a sailboat that was sinking or capsizing off Catalina Island.
Moored at the dock below are seven Volvo Open 70s, the fastest mono-hull sailboats on the seas, paused for a three-week hiatus in the Volvo Ocean Race.
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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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