tall ship


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 After a six-year absence, the tall ships are back in Cleveland. Joey Morona, cleveland.com, "Tall Ships Festival and 10 more things to do in Cleveland for Friday, July 12," 12 July 2019 Next year’s observance may prove to be one of the most impressive to date with the scheduled arrival of tall ships in the Inner Harbor. Mary Ann Ashcraft, baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, "Carroll Yesteryears: Remembering the War of 1812 ‘Old Defenders,' many of whom hailed from Carroll County," 20 Sep. 2019 Marek Jozefiak, a campaigner with the group, said that the ship’s captain and one activist remained detained, along with the tall ship, the Rainbow Warrior. Washington Post, "Armed Polish guards board Greenpeace ship, make arrests," 10 Sep. 2019 People can follow the fleet of tall ships from port to port during the challenge through a fleet tracker on the Tall Ships America website, Short said. Christine Condon, baltimoresun.com, "Pride of Baltimore II clipper is headed for the Great Lakes," 6 June 2019 Marek Jozefiak, a campaigner with the group, said that the ship’s captain and one activist remained detained, along with the tall ship, the Rainbow Warrior. BostonGlobe.com, "Jozefiak expressed ‘‘surprise’’ at the scope of the border guards’ action against what he called a ‘‘peaceful action in defense of the environment.’’," 11 Sep. 2019 Unlike the lumbering tall ships of the 1800s, the Iskatel runs on a combination of two outboard engines and four lateen sails. Garland Kelly, Anchorage Daily News, "Russian retraces historic route to Sitka," 9 Sep. 2019 The 80 crew members aboard El Capitán Miranda — a 205-foot schooner-style tall ship used for training for the Uruguay navy — hustled to prepare for something many of them had never encountered before. Gordon Rago, Washington Post, "80 sailors from Uruguay got stuck in Norfolk during Dorian," 6 Sep. 2019 Note that all tables are outside only and a 27-seat bar inside, with additional barstools at the windows for a view of the tall ships. Laurie Brookins, The Hollywood Reporter, "Hot Spot Restaurants and Bars To Hit During New York Fashion Week," 6 Sep. 2019

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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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30 Nov 2019

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“Tall ship.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tall%20ship. Accessed 6 December 2019.

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English Language Learners Definition of tall ship

: a very large sailing ship with at least two masts

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