Definition of sailing noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈseɪlɪŋ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈseɪlɪŋ//
    Boating, Travelling by boat or ship
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  1. 1   [uncountable] the sport or activity of travelling in a boat with sails to go sailing a sailing club See related entries: Boating, Travelling by boat or ship
  2. 2[countable] one of the regular times that a ship leaves a port There are six sailings a day. What time is the next sailing? See related entries: Travelling by boat or ship
  3. Extra examples Sailings were suspended in the high winds. The company operates regular sailings between Hull and Zeebrugge. the 4 p.m. sailing from Dover to CalaisIdioms (US English) = be plain sailing
    be plain sailing (North American English be clear/smooth sailing)
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    to be simple and free from trouble
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: sailing