schooner

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schooner (plural schooners)

  1. (nautical) A sailing ship with two or more masts, all with fore-and-aft sails; if two masted, having a foremast and a mainmast.
    • 1907, Harold Bindloss, chapter 6, The Dust of Conflict[1]:
      The night was considerably clearer than anybody on board her desired when the schooner Ventura headed for the land.
    • 2004, Reese Palley, The Best of Nautical Quarterly: Volume 1: The Lure of Sail, page 181,
      Designed by Frank Payne's renowned Boston design office, and built in 1928 of longleaf yellow pine, this 82-footer has been a racing schooner — a staysail schooner — since the heyday of Class-A ocean racing in schooners during the late 1920s and early 1930s.
    • 2005, Otmar Schäuffelen, Chapman: Great Sailing Ships of the World, page xxi,
      In addition to the square-rigged sailing ships, the schooners were the second largest group of large sailing vessels.
    • 2007, Donald Launer, Lessons from My Good Old Boat, page 240,
      Unfortunately, anyone looking for a schooner today has limited choices. In the used boat market there are always some wooden hulls available, and occasionally ones of steel or aluminum, but fiberglass-hulled schooners are harder to come by.
  2. (Australia) A glass of beer, of a size which varies between states (Wikipedia).
    • a. 1964, Arthur Upfield, Fozen Pumps, 2008, Kees de Hoog (editor), Up and Down Australia: Short Stories Selected by Kees de Hoog, page 67,
      Foaming schooners of beer grew ever larger and more numerous as the crimson February suns went to their rest.
    • 2004, Ken Ewell, Voyages of Discovery: A Manly Adventure in the Lands Down Under, page 94,
      And needless to say, the Western Australia row will eventually be filled in as well, though not before drinking a schooner of the amber nectar in Perth.
    • 2009, Charles Rawlings-Way, Meg Worby, Lindsay Brown, Paul Harding, Central Australia: Adelaide to Darwin, Lonely Planet, page 59,
      For a true Adelaide experience, head for the bar and order a schooner of Coopers, the local brew, or a glass of SA′s impressive wine.
  3. (US) A large goblet or drinking glass, used for lager or ale (Wikipedia).

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