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



    BrE BrE//ˈskuːnə(r)//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈskuːnər//
    Types of boats and ships
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  1. 1 a sailing ship with two or more masts (= posts that support the sails) See related entries: Types of boats and ships
  2. 2 a tall glass for sherry or beer
  3. Word Originearly 18th cent.: perhaps from dialect scun ‘skim along’, influenced by Dutch words beginning with sch-.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: schooner