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Sailing meaning

sailing - 3 dictionary results

  1. 1. of Sail
  2. 2. The act of one who, or that which, sails; the motion of a vessel on water, impelled by wind or steam; the act of starting on a voyage.
  3. 3. The art of managing a vessel; seamanship; navigation; as, globular sailing; oblique sailing.

sailing - examples of usage

  1. It was sailing too near the wind. - "Somehow Good", William de Morgan.
  2. You must go at once and take your passage in a sailing ship for Australia. - "Prince Fortunatus", William Black.
  3. As Sir Peter was on the point of sailing in charge of a homeward- bound convoy, Sir George Rodney remained as commander- in- chief at Jamaica. - "Paddy Finn", W. H. G. Kingston.
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