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Schooner meaning

schooner - 3 dictionary results

  1. 1. Originally, a small, sharp- built vessel, with two masts and fore- and- aft rig. Sometimes it carried square topsails on one or both masts and was called a topsail schooner. About 1840, longer vessels with three masts, fore- and- aft rigged, came into use, and since that time vessels with four masts and even with six masts, so rigged, are built. Schooners with more than two masts are designated three- masted schooners, four- masted schooners, etc. See Illustration in Appendix.
  2. 2. A large goblet or drinking glass, - used for lager beer or ale.
  3. 3. A small, sharp- built vessel, usually with two masts.

schooner - examples of usage

  1. The schooner was by the head, and there could be no water in the run that would not be forward too. - "The Frozen Pirate", W. Clark Russell.
  2. The schooner is fixed. - "The Frozen Pirate", W. Clark Russell.
  3. What resolved me to go armed was the fear that should the treasure be missing- and who was to swear that the schooner had never been visited once in eight- and- forty years? - "The Frozen Pirate", W. Clark Russell.
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