Definition of windjammer in US English:

windjammer

noun

historical
  • A merchant sailing ship.

    • ‘There is also only one mooring ball in the entire park located about a mile southwest of Loggerhead Key at the wreck of the Avanti, an 1875 three-masted windjammer that sunk on the reef in 1907.’
    • ‘One of four cruise ships to be hosted by the Port in a six-day period, Sea Cloud II carries 94 passengers and 56 crew members with the windjammer combining modern comforts and elegant sailing traditions.’
    • ‘Sarah, of Burnsall, near Skipton, was helping to make a documentary commemorating the lives of sailors who rounded the treacherous Cape Horn waters in windjammers - wooden sailing vessels.’
    • ‘He witnessed the far reaching changes in his native island: from donkey and horse to vehicles, from windjammers to fast sailing motor boats.’
    • ‘If the bearing is correct, the wreck of the windjammer should be exactly below us.’

Pronunciation

windjammer

/ˈwindˌjamər//ˈwɪndˌdʒæmər/