Part of speech: noun

A single masted fore and aft rigged vessel, of broad beam.

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Usage examples "sloop":

  1. Crown Point surrendered the same day and shortly after, the only British sloop of war, which gave Col. - "Sages and Heroes of the American Revolution", L. Carroll Judson.
  2. Jake Wiggins brought it over in his sloop. - "Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1902 to 1903", Lucy Maud Montgomery.
  3. We however found a sloop which lay on the coast to carry kelp; and for a price which we thought levied upon our necessities, the master agreed to carry us to Mull, whence we might readily pass back to Scotland. - "A Journey to the Western Isles of Scotland", Samuel Johnson.