schooner

noun

schoo·​ner ˈskü-nər How to pronounce schooner (audio)
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)

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Examples of schooner in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The wreck of the Tay, a schooner that ran aground during a storm in 1911, was exposed Thursday morning at Sand Beach, after being buried for decades, the Bangor Daily News reported. CBS News, 15 Jan. 2024 During its time, the schooner was one of the many ships used for the cross-lake grain trade. Teresa Nowakowski, Smithsonian Magazine, 6 Sep. 2023 Thousands of shipwrecks in the Great Lakes News of the shipwreck comes about three months after a schooner that sank in Lake Michigan in 1881 was discovered with the crew's possessions in its final resting spot miles from Wisconsin's coastline. CBS News, 14 Dec. 2023 One person is dead and three people have been injured when a mast broke on a schooner in Rockland Harbor, Maine, and fell onto the deck of the vessel. Jon Haworth, ABC News, 10 Oct. 2023 The majority are 20th-century fishing vessels, followed by 19th-century schooners that once carried coal or granite. Laura Trethewey, Smithsonian Magazine, 1 Sep. 2023 The old schooner Jackson had sailed around the South Pacific sank in the bay one day and was pulled up onto the beach and became the shipwreck bar. Hugh Garvey, Sunset Magazine, 6 Nov. 2023 The schooner is owned in part by actor Marc Evan Jackson, who has appeared in shows such as Parks and Recreation, The Good Place and Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Abigail Adams, Peoplemag, 10 Oct. 2023 During the winter months, visitors can board the historic wooden schooner Roseway for a sunset experience, and a chance to help the crew hoist the vessel's sails. Carley Rojas Avila, Travel + Leisure, 22 Sep. 2023 See More

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Word History

Etymology

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First Known Use

1716, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of schooner was in 1716

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“Schooner.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/schooner. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

schooner

noun
schoo·​ner ˈskü-nər How to pronounce schooner (audio)
1
: a ship with a fore-and-aft rig and two or more masts
2
: a large tall glass (as for beer)
3
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