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

 

sloop

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//sluːp//
 
; NAmE NAmE//sluːp//
 
Types of boats and ships, Boating
 
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a small sailing ship with one mast (= a post to support the sails) See related entries: Types of boats and ships, Boating Word Origin early 17th cent.: from Dutch sloep(e), of unknown origin.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: sloop