Sloop meaning

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(nautical) A single-masted sailboat with only one headsail.
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(military) A sailing warship, smaller than a frigate, with its guns all on one deck.
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A sloop of war, smaller than a frigate, larger than a corvette.
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A single-masted, fore-and-aft-rigged sailing boat with a short standing bowsprit or none at all and a single headsail set from the forestay.
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A fore-and-aft-rigged, single-masted sailing vessel with a mainsail and a jib.
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Origin of sloop

  • Dutch sloep from Middle Dutch slūpen to glide sleubh- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Dutch sloep, from Middle Dutch sloepen (“to glide").

    From Wiktionary