from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A large sailing ship.
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- n. a large iron-hulled square-rigged sailing ship with three or more masts
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A sailing vessel or one of its crew; -- orig. so called contemptuously by sailors on steam vessels.
- n. An army bugler or trumpeter; any performer on a wind instrument.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A common term for a merchant sailing vessel.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a large sailing ship
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What ho! the merry "windjammer" with her stowed sails and smell of tar awakened within me old memories, hungry and grimy for the most part.
"Every self-respecting Briton knows that a windjammer is a sailing vessel, and the book before us, written by a man who 'went in at the hawse-hole and came out of the cabin-window,' should commend itself to
"windjammer" was about to sail; and racing out to Balboa I was soon set aboard the fore and aft schooner Meteor far out in the bay.
"windjammer" as they pushed away into the twilight sea, and the
So we put down the sustaining challenge of the poets and took up our machine-stamped plastic cards that entitled us to be “a member of the club” or to “earn points toward a free windjammer.”
It chanced, some time ago, that I made a voyage of one hundred and forty-eight days in a windjammer around the Horn.
The village is big on casual, alfresco dining, small shops with made in Maine crafts, windjammer sailing, concerts in the park and craft shows.
So he took his first long voyage, signing on as boy on a windjammer bound around the Horn from the Delaware Breakwater to San Francisco.
Oh, there is material in plenty for the cogitation of any philosopher on a windjammer in mutiny in this Year of our Lord 1913.
I will ship myself on a windjammer round the Horn to Liverpool, which will give me more money; and then I will pay my passage from there home.