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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A sailing vessel with a single mast set about one third of the boat's length aft of the bow.

Usage examples (32)
  • The Eidolon, moored at pier number one, the one closest to the sea, carried one square-rigged mast and whatever they called a sloop's mast.
  • The sloop was a pretty craft, clinker built, and about the fastest sailing boat within miles of Cardhaven.
  • "Well, a sloop is a pleasant object to a sailor, when he can set nothing better.
  • "And this sloop, which is his property," she thought, "is another expensive possession. for more
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