tall ship

noun

Definition of tall ship 

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

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The replica tall ship was launched in 2004, complete with an engine. Brian E. Clark, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Tall ship Friends Good Will, lighthouses highlight visit to southwest Michigan," 22 June 2018 That will change Thursday (April 19) when the Navy and tall ships cruise up the Mississippi River and begin docking downtown, providing the first big visual reminder that the city's going to party through the weekend. Kevin Litten, NOLA.com, "New Orleans' tricentennial events this weekend -- everything you need to know," 18 Apr. 2018 The original tall ship Friends Good Will is long gone, burned by the British at the end of the War of 1812 after it was trapped in winter’s ice outside Buffalo in Lake Erie. Brian E. Clark, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Tall ship Friends Good Will, lighthouses highlight visit to southwest Michigan," 22 June 2018 Scott said that tall ships around the country are struggling to make ends meet and that the finances of the Pride of Baltimore had been shaky since the financial crisis in 2008. Ian Duncan, baltimoresun.com, "For the first time in 30 years, Pride of Baltimore II won't sail this summer after funding shortfall," 31 May 2018 But the prize of the museum is the Friends Good Will, a tall ship with 2,800 square feet of sail when fully unfurled. Brian E. Clark, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Tall ship Friends Good Will, lighthouses highlight visit to southwest Michigan," 22 June 2018 In preparation for the festivities, the Mayflower II, a full-scale replica of the tall ship that brought the Pilgrims to the New World, is undergoing extensive repairs in Mystic, Conn. Thomas Oide, BostonGlobe.com, "In Plymouth, upgrades to Pilgrim Memorial State Park inconvenience tourists, businesses," 29 June 2018 Buy Photo Thousands of visitors will descend upon the tall ships this weekend at Penn’s Landing for Sail Philadelphia 2018. Bethany Ao, Philly.com, "Meet the cats living on the tall ships visiting Philly," 25 May 2018 Wearing a Spider-Man hoodie, Christian Panek, 6, admitted before getting on the Californian tall ship that his favorite films were not the Disney swashbucklers, but Harry Potter. Phillip Molnar, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Pirates take over Maritime Museum as part of two-day Pirate Days event," 20 May 2018

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circa 1548, in the meaning defined above

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tall ship

noun

English Language Learners Definition of tall ship

: a very large sailing ship with at least two masts

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