Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A small boat propelled partially or wholly by sail.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A boat propelled by sails.
  • n. A playing card with the rank of four.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A boat propelled by a sail or sails.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A boat propelled by or fitted for a sail or sails.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a small sailing vessel; usually with a single mast

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Examples

  • Fine, so it's supposed to be green (but I bet a sailboat is a lot greener), but 12 guests and 20 crew?

    The WHY Super-Yacht

  • Can't Post | i'm considering moving to mexico, to work and then retire. my interests are the gulf coast (i think), in-so-much as living aboard a sailboat is my interest. if it isn't to ambiguous, where might i consider?,

    thinking about moving

  • Sure, there were 20 other prople who all have 'fast boats' (if you call a sailboat fast) and were more than willing to help us.

    TravelPod.com Recent Updates

  • : i'm considering moving to mexico, to work and then retire. my interests are the gulf coast (i think), in-so-much as living aboard a sailboat is my interest.

    thinking about moving

  • The reality, my guess, is the sailboat was a gift of guilt, shame and not for my friend at all, rather her tormentor's conscience.

    Sara Whitman: Fifty Bucks and a Card Game: A Father's Gift

  • I understand the sailboat is the illusion of some kind of love, of regret, an extension of good will.

    Sara Whitman: Fifty Bucks and a Card Game: A Father's Gift

  • A sailboat is a power-driven vessel, as defined in the navigation rules, when the motor is in operation, and must observe regulations applicable to this type of vessel.

    Sailing Fundamentals

  • • When overtaking a power-driven vessel, a sailboat is the give-way vessel.

    Sailing Fundamentals

  • A sailboat is only defined as a sailboat under the Rules of the Road when propelled by the wind alone.

    Sailing Fundamentals

  • At Castle Rock Beach, a sliver of sand about an hour into the trail, I could gaze in any direction and see nary a speck of civilization - if you exclude the occasional sailboat, that is.

    The Seattle Times

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