Definitions for: Sailing


[n] the departure of a vessel from a port
[n] the activity of flying a glider
[n] riding in a sailboat
[n] the work of a sailor
[adj] traveling by boat or ship



Webster (1913) Definition: Sail"ing, n.
1. The act of one who, or that which, sails; the motion of a
vessel on water, impelled by wind or steam; the act of
starting on a voyage.

2. (Naut.) The art of managing a vessel; seamanship;
navigation; as, globular sailing; oblique sailing.

Note: For the several methods of sailing, see under
Circular, Globular, Oblique, Parallel, etc.

Sailing master (U. S. Navy), formerly, a warrant officer,
ranking next below a lieutenant, whose duties were to
navigate the vessel; and under the direction of the
executive officer, to attend to the stowage of the hold,
to the cables, rigging, etc. The grade was merged in that
of master in 1862.

Synonyms: afloat(p), at sea(p), glide, gliding, navigation, sailplaning, soaring

See Also: beat, cabotage, departure, employment, flight, flying, going, going away, hang gliding, leaving, luff, parasailing, seafaring, steerage, steering, tack, water travel, work

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