schooner

noun
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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The stylish interior features wraparound windows offering gorgeous views of the schooners disappearing behind Hennepin Point. Mark Kurlyandchik, Detroit Free Press, "These are 9 definitive Downriver dining destinations," 6 Sep. 2019 The Eagle started life nearly 100 years ago as a passenger ticket office for coastal lumber schooners. Carl Nolte, SFChronicle.com, "The Embarcadero: where fake San Francisco and old San Francisco collide," 31 Aug. 2019 Using a camera stabilization system, Kossakovsky has been able to get steady shots of the schooner’s co-skippers steelily coping with frighteningly relentless monster 30-foot waves. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Review: ‘Aquarela’ proves how to make an exciting documentary about water," 30 Aug. 2019 Brigs, schooners, barques and other vessels can be toured and even offer sailing excursions on Lake Erie. John Pana, cleveland.com, "See each vessel sailing into Cleveland for the 2019 Tall Ships Festival (video)," 12 July 2019 Registration documents provided detailed descriptions of the schooner, including its construction and dimensions. National Geographic, "Last American slave ship is discovered in Alabama," 22 May 2019 In March 2011, the Tara, a 36-meter schooner, sailed from Chile to Easter Island — a three-week leg of a five-year global scientific expedition. Quanta Magazine, "Scientists Map 5,000 New Ocean Viruses," 21 May 2015 Using a camera stabilization system, Kossakovsky has been able to get steady shots of the schooner’s co-skippers steelily coping with frighteningly relentless monster 30-foot waves. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Review: ‘Aquarela’ proves how to make an exciting documentary about water," 30 Aug. 2019 Using a camera stabilization system, Kossakovsky has been able to get steady shots of the schooner’s co-skippers steelily coping with frighteningly relentless monster 30-foot waves. Los Angeles Times, "Review: ‘Aquarela’ proves how to make an exciting documentary about water," 15 Aug. 2019

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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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schooner

noun

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

schooner

noun
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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