Definition of "windjammer" []

  • A large sailing ship. (noun)
  • A large merchant sailing ship (noun)

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Use "windjammer" in a sentence
  • "What ho! the merry "windjammer" with her stowed sails and smell of tar awakened within me old memories, hungry and grimy for the most part."
  • ""Every self-respecting Briton knows that a windjammer is a sailing vessel, and the book before us, written by a man who 'went in at the hawse-hole and came out of the cabin-window,' should commend itself to"
  • ""windjammer" was about to sail; and racing out to Balboa I was soon set aboard the fore and aft schooner Meteor far out in the bay."