Definition of sailing ship in English:

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sailing ship

Pronunciation: /ˈsāliNG ˌSHip/


A ship driven by sails.
Example sentences
  • In the early years of sailing ships, the European ships had a square sail design.
  • HMS GLASGOW is to play a part in one of the most spectacular sea-borne spectacles of the year when a flotilla of 40 classic sailing ships passes through the Solent on Sunday April 16.
  • In the heyday of sailing ships, all war ships and many freighters carried iron cannons.

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Syllabification: sail·ing ship

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