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 Sailboats, tall ships, and freighters all move through the locks, drawing crowds to see the vessels navigate the 21-foot difference between Lake Superior and Lake Huron. Meredith Spelbring, Detroit Free Press, "Visit these 8 Michigan destination spots with Pure Michigan live streams," 9 Apr. 2020 In 1988, Australians celebrated the 200th anniversary of their country as a grand parade of tall ships re-enacted the voyage of the first European settlers. BostonGlobe.com, "This day in history," 26 Jan. 2020 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 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

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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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19 Apr 2020

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“Tall ship.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tall%20ship. Accessed 25 May. 2020.

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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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