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Meaning of sloop

sloop

Pronunciation: (slp), [key]
— n.
  1. 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. Cf.(def. 3),(def. 1).
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