sailing ship


: a ship that has sails

Examples of sailing ship in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The scent of salt and lumber, evoking a journey on a wooden sailing ship, seeps into the room. Mark Jenkins, Washington Post, 17 May 2023 The first such incident occurred in 1679, when a French sailing ship, Le Griffon, disappeared and was never seen again. Kylie Martin, Detroit Free Press, 8 Aug. 2023 The Savannah, a sailing ship outfitted with a 90-horsepower steam engine, traveled mainly under sail across the Atlantic, using steam power for 80 hours of the nearly month-long passage to Liverpool, England. Karen Matthews, USA TODAY, 26 Feb. 2023 From 2016 to 2018, an international team aboard the sailing ship Tara studied 99 reefs off 32 islands across the Pacific Ocean, sequencing DNA from more than 5000 samples of three coral species, two fish species, and plankton. Byscience News Staff,, 8 June 2023 The video showcased a picture of Sarah McLachlan and a sailing ship. Dana Rose Falcone, Peoplemag, 10 May 2023 Rick Rodriguez, owner of the sailing ship Raindancer, and three crewmembers onboard were amidst a voyage of more than 3,000 nautical miles to French Polynesia in the South Pacific. Mike Snider, USA TODAY, 23 Mar. 2023 Perkins&Will’s design featured a giant glass facade flanked by wings that resembled a sailing ship. Michael E. Ruane, Washington Post, 13 Apr. 2023 This is what remains of the sailing ship Candace, which came to San Francisco to die on a summer day 168 years ago. Carl Nolte, San Francisco Chronicle, 11 Mar. 2023

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“Sailing ship.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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