Definition of schooner
1 : a typically 2-masted fore-and-aft rigged vessel with a foremast and a mainmast stepped nearly amidships
2 : a larger-than-usual drinking glass (as for beer)
Recent Examples of schooner from the Web
One translation of the caption describes a lively port that regularly hosted schooner races—with no mention of Earhart or Noonan to be found.
One of the island's oldest dwellings is Hotel Washington, opened in 1904 to house ship captains who anchored their schooners in the island's harbors.
Best Daytime Activity: Watching the America’s Cup from the water aboard the historic schooner, Spirit of Bermuda.
A schooner from the 1920s has become unmoored in time in Pullman’s first graphic novel.
Britain, meanwhile, still has not bounced back from its loss in 1851 to the schooner America.
Tickets will be on sale for a two-hour tour aboard the 82-foot schooner Curlew.
The 82-foot schooner Curlew, built in 1926, is visiting from Dana Point.
The frosty schooners of cold beer will be back, too, just in time for summer.
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Origin and Etymology of schooner
First Known Use: 1716See Words from the same year
SCHOONER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of schooner for English Language Learners
: a ship that has usually two masts with the larger mast located toward the center and the shorter mast toward the front
: a large, tall glass
SCHOONER Defined for Kids
Definition of schooner for Students
: a ship usually having two masts with the mainmast located toward the center and the shorter mast toward the front
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