sloop

noun
\ˈslüp \

Definition of sloop 

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

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Jim Jackson, a volunteer deckhand dressed in early 1800s sailor garb, told us the short-lived sloop was built as a commercial vessel in 1811 and carried cargo on the Great Lakes. Brian E. Clark, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Tall ship Friends Good Will, lighthouses highlight visit to southwest Michigan," 22 June 2018 Despite the several appearances throughout the years, not much is known about the uncovered sloop in York. Alex Horton, Washington Post, "Nor’easter winds reveal a surprising beach discovery: The remains of a Revolutionary War-era ship," 5 Mar. 2018 On August 19, 1853, the American racing sloop Silvie won second place in a regatta scheduled by the Royal Yacht Squadron that was raced off Cowes, England, according to the SSYC. Lori Nickel, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "In its 80th running, Queen's Cup sailboat race still providing plenty of thrills, challenges," 23 June 2018 And no other festival offers midday sailing breaks on one of the nation’s greatest rivers, aboard two vessels, the sloop Clearwater and its sister boat, the Mystic Whaler. Thom Duffy, Billboard, "40th Clearwater Festival Honors Pete Seeger's Legacy With Songs of Joy and Defiance," 18 June 2018 But Virginia’s governor dispatched two ships to Ocracoke that — despite warnings from Bath — pinned Blackbeard’s sloop into a shallow-water hand-to-hand battle the pirates lost. John Bordsen, USA TODAY, "N.C.'s haul from ‘native son’ Blackbeard's 300th anniversary: Tourist gold," 22 June 2018 But nautical history buffs – and others – can sail on a replica of this 102-foot-long, square-rigged topsail sloop from its home at the Michigan Maritime Museum in South Haven out into Lake Michigan until the end of September. Brian E. Clark, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Tall ship Friends Good Will, lighthouses highlight visit to southwest Michigan," 22 June 2018 Blackbeard intended to refit his remaining sloop and head to the Bahamas. John Bordsen, USA TODAY, "N.C.'s haul from ‘native son’ Blackbeard's 300th anniversary: Tourist gold," 22 June 2018 But just as the Clearwater sloop aims to educate the next generation of environmentalists, the Clearwater Festival uniquely showcases some of most notable young artists on the rise, amid multiple generations of performers across cultures. Thom Duffy, Billboard, "40th Clearwater Festival Honors Pete Seeger's Legacy With Songs of Joy and Defiance," 18 June 2018

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First Known Use of sloop

1629, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sloop

Dutch sloep

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sloop

noun

English Language Learners Definition of sloop

: a small sailboat with one mast

sloop

noun
\ˈslüp \

Kids Definition of sloop

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

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