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Definition of "sailing ship" []

  • A ship with masts and sails, powered by the wind. (noun)

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Use "sailing ship" in a sentence
  • "For conditions in the Bay of Biscay, I consulted maritime expert William Gilkerson; for the sounds of a sailing ship in a storm, Captain Richard Bailey of the Rose, a replica of a British frigate."
  • "At one time he was owner and master of a four-masted steel sailing ship that carried the English flag and coals from Newcastle."
  • "East of the Horn, the squadron encountered and seized a three-masted English sailing ship carrying 2,800 tons of Cardiff coal."