tall ship

noun

Definition of tall ship

: a sailing vessel with at least two masts especially : square-rigger

Examples of tall ship in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The 58-year-old woman died Saturday after falling from a mast on the tall ship Elissa, which is berthed at Galveston's seaport museum, the Galveston County Daily News reported. Fox News, 8 Feb. 2022 The 58-year-old woman died Saturday after falling from a mast on the tall ship Elissa, which is berthed at Galveston's seaport museum, the Galveston County Daily News reported. Fox News, 8 Feb. 2022 The 58-year-old woman died Saturday after falling from a mast on the tall ship Elissa, which is berthed at Galveston's seaport museum, the Galveston County Daily News reported. Fox News, 8 Feb. 2022 The 58-year-old woman died Saturday after falling from a mast on the tall ship Elissa, which is berthed at Galveston's seaport museum, the Galveston County Daily News reported. Fox News, 8 Feb. 2022 The 58-year-old woman died Saturday after falling from a mast on the tall ship Elissa, which is berthed at Galveston's seaport museum, the Galveston County Daily News reported. Fox News, 8 Feb. 2022 One way to take advantage of the waterfront location is a sunset cruise through the harbor aboard a catamaran or tall ship. Elizabeth Rhodes, Travel + Leisure, 7 Jan. 2022 The 58-year-old woman died Saturday after falling from a mast on the tall ship Elissa, which is berthed at Galveston's seaport museum, the Galveston County Daily News reported. Fox News, 8 Feb. 2022 The 58-year-old woman died Saturday after falling from a mast on the tall ship Elissa, which is berthed at Galveston's seaport museum, the Galveston County Daily News reported. Fox News, 8 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of tall ship

circa 1548, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of tall ship was circa 1548

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Last Updated

12 May 2022

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“Tall ship.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tall%20ship. Accessed 17 May. 2022.

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