windjammer

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

wind +‎ jammer? The nautical senses were originally used contemptuously by sailors on steam vessels.

Noun[edit]

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windjammer (plural windjammers)

  1. (US, slang, dated) One who plays a wind instrument, especially a bugler in the army.
  2. (nautical) A large iron-hulled square-rigged sailing ship with three or more masts.
  3. (nautical) A member of the crew of a ship of this kind.
  4. (US, slang) A windbag, a loquacious person.
  5. A weatherproof jacket (windcheater).

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