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Webster 1913 Edition


Sailing

Sail′ing

,
Noun.
1.
The act of one who, or that which, sails; the motion of a vessel on water, impelled by wind or steam; the act of starting on a voyage.
2.
(Naut.)
The art of managing a vessel; seamanship; navigation;
as, globular
sailing
; oblique
sailing
.
☞ For the several methods of sailing, see under
Circular
,
Globular
,
Oblique
,
Parallel
, etc.
Sailing master
(U. S. Navy)
,
formerly, a warrant officer, ranking next below a lieutenant, whose duties were to navigate the vessel; and under the direction of the executive officer, to attend to the stowage of the hold, to the cables, rigging, etc. The grade was merged in that of master in 1862.

Webster 1828 Edition


Sailing

SA'ILING

,
ppr.
Moving on water or in air; passing in a ship or other vessel.

SA'ILING

, n.
1.
The act of moving on water; or the movement of a ship or vessel impelled or wafted along the surface of water by the action of wind on her sails.
2.
Movement through the air, as in a balloon.
3.
The act of setting sail or beginning a voyage.

Definition 2023


sailing

sailing

English

Noun

sailing (countable and uncountable, plural sailings)

  1. Motion across a body of water in a craft powered by the wind, as a sport or otherwise
  2. Navigation; the skill needed to operate and navigate a vessel
  3. the time of departure from a port
  4. (countable) a scheduled voyage by a ferry or ship.

Derived terms

Translations

Adjective

sailing (not comparable)

  1. Travelling by ship

Translations

Verb

sailing

  1. present participle of sail

References

  • sailing” (US) / “sailing” (UK) in Oxford Dictionaries, Oxford University Press.

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