sailing

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noun sail·ing \ ˈsā-liŋ \

Definition of sailing

1 a :the technical skill of managing a ship :navigation
b :the method of determining the course to be followed to reach a given point
2 a :the sport of handling or riding in a sailboat
b :a departure from a port

Examples of sailing in a Sentence

  1. They're going sailing next week.

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First Known Use of sailing

before 12th century



SAILING Defined for English Language Learners

sailing

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Definition of sailing for English Language Learners

  • : the sport or activity of traveling on water in a sailboat



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