The definition of a sail is a strong sheet of fabric attached to a boat used to catch and use wind to move the boat forward in water.(noun)
An example of a sail is how Christopher Columbus' ship moved through the ocean.
Sail is defined as to move, float or glide smoothly through water or air, or to move quickly.(verb)
See sail in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME seil, sail < OE segl, akin to Ger segel, prob. ult. < IE base *sek-, to cut > L secare, to cut, segmentum, segment
Origin: ME seilen < OE seglian < the n.
See sail in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English seil
Origin: , from Old English segl
Origin: . Sail into
Origin: , from obsolete sail, to attack
Origin: , from Middle English sailen
Origin: , short for assailen; see assail.
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