What does the word sloop mean?

Usage examples for sloop

  1. Jake Wiggins brought it over in his sloop. – Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1902 to 1903 by Lucy Maud Montgomery
  2. 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 by Samuel Johnson