sloop

noun \ ˈslüp \
Updated on: 1 May 2018

Definition of sloop

: a fore-and-aft rigged boat with one mast and a single jib

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Origin and Etymology of sloop

Dutch sloep


SLOOP Defined for English Language Learners

sloop

Definition of sloop for English Language Learners

  • : a small sailboat with one mast


SLOOP Defined for Kids

sloop

noun \ ˈslüp \

Definition of sloop for Students

: a sailing boat with one mast and a fore-and-aft mainsail and jib


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