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
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.
For a more intimate experience, the Victory Chimes, a National Historic Landmark vessel, welcomes military personnel and veterans to sail down the coast of Maine aboard their 40-person historic schooner at a 25 percent discount.
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Origin and Etymology of schooner
First Known Use: 1716
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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