What is another word for sloop?

144 synonyms found


[ slˈuːp], [ slˈuːp], [ s_l_ˈuː_p]

A sloop is a type of sailing vessel that typically features a single mast and one headsail. However, there are several other terms that can be used to describe similar types of boats. A cutter is a type of sloop that features multiple headsails, while a ketch has two masts with the main mast located forward of the rudder post. A yawl is a type of ketch with a shorter mizzen mast located aft of the rudder post. Brigantine is another term used to describe a two-masted sailing vessel, with the main mast being taller than the foremast. A schooner is also a type of sailing vessel, with two or more masts and fore-and-aft rigged sails.

How to use "Sloop" in context?

The sloop is a small sailing vessel characterized by its narrow beam, gaff-rigged mast and rowing deck. The term sloop came from its predecessor, the rigorously rigged ship of the line, which had a main mast that was too wide for the narrower channels in the English Channel. Sloops were faster and more agile than their larger cousins, able to take advantage of tighter sailing lanes.

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