Definition of sailing boat in US English:

sailing boat


  • A boat propelled by sails; a sailboat.

    • ‘I finished my tour on the opposite side of Punda from the fort, where a flotilla of sailing boats was moored up on a small waterway off the main harbour.’
    • ‘A number of youngsters bring their sailing boats to the yacht club after school for training lessons.’
    • ‘Hundreds of people headed for the annual event, either taking to canoes or sailing boats or enjoying a range of activities, including a craft fair and a farmers' market.’
    • ‘He was also the first yachtsman to sail a multi-hulled sailing boat around the world non-stop.’
    • ‘Pedal boats and tents can be hired at spots along the road and even on this somewhat grey and overcast day, the bright sails of windsurfers and sailing boats could be seen scudding across the lake.’
    • ‘With the fresh water Lake Malaren at its back and the vast expanse of the Baltic spread before it, Stockholm really does appear to float, a great ship of state attended by fleets of sailing boats, pleasure craft and ferries.’
    • ‘Formerly known as caiques, gulets are beautiful, broad-beamed, hand-built wooden sailing boats, but unfortunately these days the sails are strictly for show.’
    • ‘The Carina, built in 1903, is one of a veteran fleet of sailing boats owned by Surbiton-based Thames Sailing Club.’
    • ‘It was for all the world like being in toy-town, with traffic-free streets and a Grand Lac on which little sailing boats with brightly coloured sails scudded about.’
    • ‘Eventually, he converted the ship's 4.5m dinghy into a sailing boat - whereupon some of the crew sailed through 300 km of stormy seas for five days and nights to Stewart Island to get help.’
    • ‘There were no motor or even steam boats, only sailing boats.’
    • ‘More than forty sailing boats, fishing boats and pleasure craft were afloat in Sligo Bay to see the visitor off.’
    • ‘Fyne Boat Kits stocks and supplies wooden sailing boats, canoes, kayaks and rowing boats in easy-to-assemble kits at a fraction of the price charged for similar ready-made boats.’
    • ‘Amateur model boat builders, young and old, will be entering their vessels into a variety of classes including warships, steamboats and sailing boats.’
    • ‘It was a mixture between big motorboats, small sailing boats and on one pier eight water scooters were standing on a platform.’
    • ‘John has a passion for depicting ships and boats, not surprising as he has over thirty years seagoing experience in a variety of ships ranging from ocean going tugs to container ships, dredgers, car ferries and sailing boats.’
    • ‘Very early on Mr Braithwaite decided that power boats rather than sailing boats were ‘commercially the right way to go‘.’
    • ‘The firm, which has a workshop in Bowness, just yards from the lakeshore, makes a vast range of easy-to-assemble wooden boat kits, ranging from kayaks to sailing boats.’
    • ‘There are going to be larger yachts and sailing boats on the lake so we need bigger jetties to accommodate them.’
    • ‘We have been coming here for 16 years with both sailing boats and powerboats.’
    boat, ship, yacht, craft, watercraft
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sailing boat

/ˈseɪlɪŋ ˌboʊt/