Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who sails; a sea-man; a sailor. See sailor, an erroneous spelling now established in this sense.
- n. A ship or other vessel with reference to her sailing powers or manner of sailing, or as being propelled by sails, not steam.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. rare A sailor.
- n. A ship or other vessel; -- with qualifying words descriptive of speed or manner of sailing.
- to sail + -er (Wiktionary)
“That spending like a drunken sailer is so trite it is an embarassment.”
“a good crew, and being armed with two Whitworth rifled guns aft, one large 56-gun forward, and two 32s on her quarter-deck, and, being a fast sailer, is well suited to capture merchant ships, and run from war-vessels of superior armament but inferior speed.”
“Why, yes, Cross," replied I; "she is a very fast sailer, that is evident, and she might have escaped us.”
“They call that a cut fastball now, but it’s what we used to call a sailer.”
“This former sailer casts his vote for allowing homosexuals to serve openly.”
“The students are craving authentic learning experiences, and he is teaching them obsolete grammar. probably this is a curriculum requirement, but the movie never addresses this. also I teach, and so perhaps am not the audience this movie is intended to inform. from a film technical standpoint, the movie is masterful. although with lots of the prestige film tropes mentioned above by steve sailer myglesias says:”
“Girls have blunt cut bangs, bright red lipstick and tattoos of cherries and old sailer style.”
“There were some who asserted that the ship could not be got through the water at all, while with equal force the contrary view was maintained -- that she was a notable fast sailer.”
“Mostly it's been a matter of luck and the tenacity of the humble soldier or sailer, little to do with the higher ranks.”
“She was laid-out with a few of her pledge sisters upon the pearl-polished bow of the Abigail-May, the streamlined, glistening, absolutely top-notch sailer which belonged to her father, Luke Harding.”
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