a single-masted, fore-and-aft-rigged sailing vessel, with or without a bowsprit, having a jib-headed or gaff mainsail, the latter sometimes with a gaff topsail, and one or more headsails.
Compare cutter (def 3), knockabout (def 1).
a single-masted sailing vessel, rigged fore-and-aft, with the mast stepped about one third of the overall length aft of the bow Compare cutter (sense 2)
“Parallel Programming in a Virtual Object Space”, S. Lucco, SIGPLAN Notices 22(12):26-34 (OOPSLA ’87) (Dec 1987).
noun 1. (formerly) a sailing or steam naval vessel having cannons on only one deck. sloop of war noun 1. (formerly) a small fast sailing warship mounting some 10 to 30 small calibre guns on one deck
noun 1. gaff-topsail catfish.
[sloop-rigd] /ˈslupˌrɪgd/ adjective 1. (of a sailboat) fore-and-aft rigged with a mainsail and a jib. sloop-rigged adjective 1. (nautical) rigged as a sloop, typically with a jib and a mainsail
noun 1. any light, low-cut shoe into which the foot may be easily slipped, for casual wear in the home, for dancing, etc. Compare bedroom slipper, house slipper. verb (used with object) 2. to strike or beat with a slipper. adjective, Older Use. 1. slippery. noun 1. a light shoe of some soft material, for […]