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schooner

Syllabification: schoon·er
Pronunciation: /ˈsko͞onər
 
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Definition of schooner in English:

noun

1A sailing ship with two or more masts, typically with the foremast smaller than the mainmast, and having gaff-rigged lower masts.
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.
2North American & Australian/New Zealand A tall beer glass.
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.

Origin

early 18th century: of unknown origin.

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