- 1A sailing ship with two or more masts, typically with the foremast smaller than the mainmast.More example sentences
- The glimmering vessel was a great schooner, with multiple masts on top and impressive quarters inside.
- The visit of the barques, brigantines and schooners also seemed to drive off some of the tourism malaise created by a July shrouded in fog, damp and rain.
- A lone sailboat, a single schooner, a solitary steamship might not have much impact in an eclectic gallery.
- 2British A glass for drinking a large measure of sherry.More example sentences
- They'd rather drink a schooner of fortified wine than be seen with a glass of something pink.
- The branders and marketeers would like to bypass the image of refined sherry drinkers taking their apéritif from miniature schooners with the little finger slightly adrift of the glass.
- 2.1North American & Australian /NZ A tall beer glass.More example sentences
- Painted on it was a red demon holding a schooner of beer.
- Most have done more physical damage to themselves in endless schooners.
- He received a fitting farewell in front of his home crowd before enjoying a celebratory schooner in the family pub in Sydney's inner-west.
early 18th century: perhaps from dialect scun 'skim along', influenced by Dutch words beginning with sch-.
More definitions of schoonerDefinition of schooner in:
- The US English dictionary