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  1. sail

    • IPA[seɪl]

    英式

    • n.
      a piece of material extended on a mast to catch the wind and propel a boat or ship or other vessel;the use of sailing ships as a means of transport
    • v.
      travel in a boat with sails, especially as a sport or recreation;travel in a ship or boat using sails or engine power
    • verb: sail, 3rd person present: sails, gerund or present participle: sailing, past tense: sailed, past participle: sailed

    • noun: sail, plural noun: sails

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    • 1. a piece of material extended on a mast to catch the wind and propel a boat or ship or other vessel all the sails were unfurled the boat can no longer carry that area of sail
    • the use of sailing ships as a means of transport this led to bigger ships as steam replaced sail
    • archaic a sailing ship sail ahoy!
    • 2. a wind-catching apparatus attached to the arm of a windmill.
    • the broad fin on the back of a sailfish or of some prehistoric reptiles.
    • a structure by which an animal is propelled across the surface of water by the wind, e.g. the float of a Portuguese man-of-war.
    • 3. a voyage or excursion in a ship, especially a sailing ship or boat they went for a sail
    • 4. the conning tower of a submarine.
    • 5. South African a canvas sheet or tarpaulin the sail covering the load of crates broke loose from the truck

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