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

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)

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Alvey suggests a schooner whose sails will seem impossibly tall inside the bottle. Malia Wollan, New York Times, "How to Build a Ship in a Bottle," 12 Jan. 2018 Later that year, the explorers - Jim Kennard and Dan Scoville, also discovered a rare 19th-century schooner sitting upright 500 feet under the waves of Lake Ontario. Fox News, "Mysterious shipwreck reveals its secrets: Wreck may be Lake Erie’s oldest," 15 Oct. 2018 Haunted Sullivan: Discovery World's ship the S/V Sullivan will transform into a haunted schooner. Amy Schwabe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Weekend guide: Farm & Fleet Toyland celebration, Halloween haunts, a haunted ship and more," 18 Oct. 2017 Researchers have also been trawling through historical records to gain fresh insight into the schooner. Fox News, "Mysterious shipwreck reveals its secrets: Wreck may be Lake Erie’s oldest," 15 Oct. 2018 An afternoon cruise on the 4-masted Margaret Todd schooner is a glorious way to see the island’s landscape from the water. Todd Plummer, Vogue, "This Maine Island Might Be the Most Beautiful Spot in New England," 22 Aug. 2018 Member of the Cleveland Underwater Explorers and the museum have been researching the schooner's history. John Seewer, Fox News, "Shipwreck found in Lake Erie could be nearly 200 years old," 23 Apr. 2018 He and more than 100 others were brought onto the schooner Clotilda for the Atlantic crossing, despite the fact that the U.S. had already banned participation in the global slave trade. Lily Rothman, Time, "Zora Neale Hurston’s Long-Unpublished Barracoon Finds Its Place After Decades of Delay," 10 May 2018 When and If — Also docked in New York City, this schooner was commissioned in 1939 by then-Col. Bethany Ao,, "Everything you need to know about the tall ships in Philadelphia this weekend," 23 May 2018

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First Known Use of schooner

1716, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for schooner

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English Language Learners Definition of schooner

: 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


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

Kids Definition of schooner

: a ship usually having two masts with the mainmast located toward the center and the shorter mast toward the front

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