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Definition of "sailing" []

  • The skill required to operate and navigate a vessel; navigation. (noun)
  • The sport of operating or riding in a sailboat. (noun)
  • Departure or time of departure from a port. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "sailing" in a sentence
  • "A British cruiser chased us fruitlessly for two days off Sierra Leone, and enabled me not only to test the sailing qualities, but to get the _sailing trim_ of the "Estrella," in perfection."
  • "WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) Team New Zealand says it will compete in sailing's 2011 Volvo Ocean Race and expects former America's Cup-holder Alinghi to also take part."
  • "Ulysses was nine days in sailing from Ismarus, the city of the Ciconians, to the country of the Lotus-eaters — a period of time which to-day would breed anxiety in the hearts of the underwriters should it be occupied by the slowest tramp steamer in traversing the Mediterranean and Black seas from Gibraltar to Sebastopol."