from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A large sailing ship.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A common term for a merchant sailing vessel.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Naut.), colloq. A sailing vessel or one of its crew; -- orig. so called contemptuously by sailors on steam vessels.
- noun Slang An army bugler or trumpeter; any performer on a wind instrument.
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- noun nautical a large
iron- hulled square-rigged sailing shipwith three or more masts
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun 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" as they pushed away into the twilight sea, and the
"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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.