from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A fore-and-aft rigged sailing vessel having at least two masts, with a foremast that is usually smaller than the other masts.
- n. A large beer glass, generally holding a pint or more.
- n. A prairie schooner.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A sailing ship with two or more masts, all with fore-and-aft sails; if two masted, having a foremast and a mainmast.
- n. A glass of beer, of a size which varies between states (Wikipedia).
- n. A large goblet or drinking glass, used for lager or ale (Wikipedia).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Originally, a small, sharp-built vessel, with two masts and fore-and-aft rig. Sometimes it carried square topsails on one or both masts and was called a topsail schooner. About 1840, longer vessels with three masts, fore-and-aft rigged, came into use, and since that time vessels with four masts and even with six masts, so rigged, are built. Schooners with more than two masts are designated three-masted schooners, four-masted schooners, etc. See Illustration in Appendix.
- n. A large goblet or drinking glass, -- used for lager beer or ale.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A fore-and-aft rigged vessel, formerly with only two masts, but now often with three, and sometimes with four or five.
- n. A covered emigrant-wagon formerly used on the prairies. See prairie-schooner.
- n. A tall glass used for liquor, especially lager-beer, and supposed to hold more than an ordinary beer-glass.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a large beer glass
- n. sailing vessel used in former times
Origin unknown.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)