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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun nautical a large iron-hulled square-rigged sailing ship with 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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