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sail

Part of speech: Noun

A sheet of canvas by means of which the wind is made to drive a vessel forward in the water; a ship or vessel; vessels collectively; an excursion in a vessel moved by the wind; as, we went for a sail.

Part of speech: Verb

To be moved by the action of the wind upon spread canvas; hence, to be moved through water by the force of steam, etc.; to go by water; as, we sailed from New York to Liverpool; to begin a voyage; as, the ship sailed at noon; glide like a boat, as an eagle through the air; pass smoothly along.

Part of speech: Verb

To pass over in a ship; as, to sail the Spanish Main; to direct, steer, or manage the motion of; as, to sail a ship.

Part of speech: Noun

Sailer.

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