sailing ship

  1. a vessel that is powered by the wind; often having several masts
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How To Use sailing ship In A Sentence

  • American clippers were the ultimate sailing ships.
  • But his find was quickly identified asa triple deadeye, a piece of equipment used on sailing ships until the end of the 19th century. 2009 March 06 « Scavenging
  • Aside from a large winch, called a capstan, and various blocks and pulleys to take off some of the strain, eighteenth-century sailing ships relied on brute man power. John Paul Jones
  • Over 100 three and four-masted sailing ships will be berthed on the quayside here for over a week.
  • You'd think that a Royal Navy man would know that a sampan is not a sailing ship; it is a small boat usually propelled by two oars.
  • The largest sailing ship on Earth is something to behold. Times, Sunday Times
  • In sailing ship days, you would have arrived in Mauritius - or the Ile Maurice, as the French still prefer to call it - at the island's capital, Port Louis, on the north-west coast.
  • A few coastal companies began with sailing ships, while others did so with steamers.
  • A sense of the mutability and transitoriness of the world is intensified by the departures, behind the wall, of a sailing ship and a steam-train.
  • A medieval sailing ship would rarely if ever exceed its hull speed.
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