sloop

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Dutch sloep, from Middle Dutch sloepen (to glide).

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Noun[edit]

A sloop

sloop (plural sloops)

  1. (nautical) A single-masted sailboat with only one headsail.
    • 1789, Olaudah Equiano (Gustavus Vassa), The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano,
      I stayed in this island for a few days; I believe it could not be above a fortnight; when I and some few more slaves, that were not saleable amongst the rest, from very much fretting, were shipped off in a sloop for North America.
    • 1898, Winston Churchill, chapter 10, The Celebrity:
      Mr. Cooke had had a sloop yacht built at Far Harbor, the completion of which had been delayed, and which was but just delivered.
  2. (military) A sailing warship, smaller than a frigate, with its guns all on one deck.
  3. A sloop of war, smaller than a frigate, larger than a corvette.

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Dutch slope, from Old Dutch *slōpa, from Proto-Germanic *slaupǭ.

Noun[edit]

sloop c (plural slopen, diminutive sloopje n)

  1. pillowcase

Etymology 2[edit]

From slopen.

Noun[edit]

sloop m (uncountable)

  1. demolition

Verb[edit]

sloop

  1. singular past indicative of sluipen
  2. first-person singular present indicative of slopen
  3. imperative of slopen

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