American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth 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.
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. Schooners lie nearer the wind than square-rigged vessels, are more easily handled, and require much smaller crews; hence their general use as coasters and yachts. See also cut under
- 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.
- n. nautical A sailing ship with two or more masts, all with fore-and-aft sails; if two masted, having a foremast and a mainmast.
- n. Australia A glass of beer, of a size which varies between states (Wikipedia).
- n. US A large goblet or drinking glass, used for lager or ale (Wikipedia).
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Naut.) 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 Illustrationin Appendix.
- n. U.S. A large goblet or drinking glass, -- used for lager beer or ale.
- n. a large beer glass
- n. sailing vessel used in former times
- Origin unknown. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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