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schooner (plural schooners)
- (nautical) A sailing ship with two or more masts, all with fore-and-aft sails; if two masted, having a foremast and a mainmast.
- Synonym: goelette
- 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.
- (Australia) A glass of beer, of a size which varies between states (Wikipedia).
- 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.
- (US) A large goblet or drinking glass, used for lager or ale (Wikipedia).
- (historical) A covered wagon used by emigrants.
- (sailing ship): Variants exist, such as with additional square sails on the fore topmast. Compare ketch and yawl which have a main and a mizzen mast.
- (size of glass): A schooner is one of the larger measures, except in South Australia, where it is smaller. See Beer in Australia: Beer glasses for details.