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
Best Daytime Activity: Watching the America’s Cup from the water aboard the historic schooner, Spirit of Bermuda.
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.
In his lifetime, a Coast Guard schooner was named in Marcy's honor; after his death, his portrait graced the $1,000 silver certificate; and both the highest peak in New York (5,344 feet) and a town in the center of the state bear his name.
That year, recreational divers from Connecticut, Charlie Buffum and Craig Harger, found what’s believed to be the naval schooner’s wreck site.
Now that a cannon that rested in waters off Rhode Island’s shore for two centuries has been raised, U.S. Navy archaeologists are hoping to confirm that the ship that sank at the site was a schooner commanded by a War of 1812 hero.
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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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