sloop

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noun \ˈslüp\

Definition of sloop

  1. :  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

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Definition of sloop for English Language Learners

  • : a small sailboat with one mast


SLOOP Defined for Kids

sloop

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noun \ˈslüp\

Definition of sloop for Students

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



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