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A sailing boat or ship of specified power or manner of sailing:‘the great ships were abominable sailers: sluggish and difficult to manoeuvre’[with modifier] ‘a motor sailer’
- ‘Savruga is a twin-masted gulet motor / sailer 23m long with a 6.5m beam.’
- ‘A fast sailer such as Constitution could make as much as 14 knots under sail, but heavier vessels tended to be much slower, a fact to which the Constitution owed her life on more than one occasion.’
- ‘Perhaps the Hood didn't deserve that epitaph, but since her launch in 1891, the 14,150 ton armoured monster had become known throughout the fleet as a good looker, but a lousy sailer.’
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