sail·​er | \ ˈsā-lər How to pronounce sailer (audio) \

Definition of sailer

: a ship or boat especially having specified sailing qualities

Examples of sailer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the first scene, Daland’s hulking ship is tugged onstage with ropes pulled by a male chorus of sailers. New York Times, "Review: A New ‘Flying Dutchman’ Makes Landfall at the Met Opera," 3 Mar. 2020 But by mid-afternoon, Webber’s stationary craft was somewhat of an oddity on the river, as sailers from Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology coasted about in the distance. Alison Kuznitz,, "Anchored on the Charles, awaiting the big show," 3 July 2019 Much screaming ensues as the sailers sink deeper into the Hudson River. Ruth Kinane,, "The Jersey Shore gang is going down in a sinking boat in Family Vacation sneak peek," 28 June 2019 Hundreds of enthusiasts join Breton dances on the quayside, but as usual most of the 1,000-or so yachts, catamarans, day-sailers and motor-cruisers remain tied to the pontoons. The Economist, "Yacht-sharing startups vie to rule the waves," 21 June 2018 A motor-sailer — part motorboat, part sailboat — seemed like a unique solution. Author: Rick Sinnott, Alaska Dispatch News, "Anchorage’s own Noah: A boat builder’s 30-year obsession comes together at last," 26 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of sailer

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Sailer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Mar. 2021.

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