[ US /ˈskunɝ/ ]
[ UK /skˈuːnɐ/ ]
  1. sailing vessel used in former times
  2. a large beer glass
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How To Use schooner In A Sentence

  • She was a pretty vessel: schooner-rigged, very low in the water, and -- as we found out when we took her -- of very deep draught; broad in the beam, and ` flush-decked 'fore and aft, with no raised fore or after castles. Across the Spanish Main A Tale of the Sea in the Days of Queen Bess
  • In 1881, the schooner Ellen Austin, bound for London, discovered a derelict adrift in the Sargasso.
  • Tom was the only man who dared run the bar in the dark, and that last time, between nightfall and the dawn, with a southeaster breezing up, he had sailed his schooner in and out again. BY THE TURTLES OF TASMAN
  • These Schooners along with several other larger four masted Schooners and Barkentines would help pioneer the lucrative sugar trade from Hawaii to California’s C&H refiners near San Francisco.
  • Duchess, a whacking big one-hundred-and fifty-ton schooner, a blackbirder. THE INEVITABLE WHITE MAN
  • Drawing near the schooner, a crew was dispatched overside in the longboat with a squad of marines.
  • As the chain roared and surged through the hawse-pipe he noticed a number of native women, lusciously large as only those of Polynesia are, in flowing ahu's, flower-crowned, stream out on the deck of the schooner on the beach. THE DEVILS OF FUATINO
  • The month in which my seventeenth birthday arrived I signed on before the mast on the Sophie Sutherland, a three-topmast schooner bound on a seven-months 'seal-hunting cruise to the coast of Japan. That Dead Men Rise Up Never
  • With the aid of a single soldier, by patching together all the three, after eighteen days, he constructed a boat, forty feet in length, and six in breadth, which he termed the schooner Joliba. Life and Travels of Mungo Park in Central Africa
  • The schooner shown her with all sails set, with the exception of the staysails between the masts.
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