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Definition of sloop

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

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Recent Examples on the Web Benjamin’s sloop outside Nassau sank, forcing him to leap into a small skiff towed behind it. Andrea Cooper, Smithsonian Magazine, "Charlotte’s Monument to a Jewish Confederate Was Hated Even Before It Was Built," 23 Sep. 2020 Setting off from Boston in 1895 in his 36-foot wooden sloop, Spray, Slocum sailed some 46,000 miles over three years. Karen Carmichael, National Geographic, "Set sail with these 10 books about epic ocean voyages," 9 Sep. 2020 Sailors Alvah and Diana Simon set a course for the far north in this frigid tale of adventure aboard their 36-foot sloop Roger Henry. Jen Rose Smith, Washington Post, "These epic travel disasters will take the edge off your wanderlust," 10 July 2020 This Florida 120 fleet included small conventional sloops such as Byerley’s Montego 19 and Mobilian Doug Dabney’s Capri 18, and a pocket-size Montgomery 15. al, "Fair winds: Sailing along a coast coming back to life," 20 May 2020 Book a trip for 2021 on the Aurora Arktika (from six days for $2,606), a 60-foot sloop that sleeps up to 12 and departs from the harbor town of Isafjordur, a 40-minute flight from Reykjavík, with a captain named Siggi or Óli at the helm. Megan Michelson, Outside Online, "9 Unforgettable Ocean Adventures to Plan Now," 27 Apr. 2020 The leaders of the project are Maija Niemisto, Clearwater’s education director and Eli Schloss, director of the sloop’s tideline programs. Thom Duffy, Billboard, "Pete Seeger's Clearwater Joins D.C. Women's March and Wins Grant for Climate Change Education," 18 Jan. 2019 With Seeger’s inspiration, and the commitment of multiple generations of leaders, crew and volunteers, the sloop has achieved much more. Thom Duffy, Billboard, "On Earth Day, Pete Seeger's Clearwater Festival Reveals Lineup Details for Mavis Staples, Ani DiFranco, the Wailers & Railroad Earth," 22 Apr. 2019 The sloop has had a prominent role in the cleanup of the Hudson River, as well as educational programs and advocacy of environmental and social justice campaigns. USA TODAY, "Jornada del Muerto, Livestrong rebrand, Mach 8 tunnel: News from around our 50 states," 12 Feb. 2020

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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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of sloop

: a small sailboat with one mast


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Kids Definition of sloop

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

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