Complete Definition of "sloop"

English
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Pronunciation
IPA: /slup/
Other 1: (slo͞op)
Other 2: slewp or just sloop
:Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-uːp|-uːp
Etymology
Dutch sloep, from Middle Dutch slœpen (to glide).

Noun
sloop

  1. A single-masted sailboat with only one jib.

#:I stayed in this island for a few days; I believe it could not be above a fortnight; when I and some few more slaves, that were not saleable amongst the rest, from very much fretting, were shipped off in a sloop for North America. - "The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano", by Olaudah Equiano or Gustavus Vassa

  1. A sailing warship, smaller than a frigate, with its guns all on one deck.

Translations

Catalan: balandra f
Danish: slup#Danish|slup
Dutch: sloep
German: Schaluppe f; Slup
Icelandic: slúppa
Italian: corvetta f
Japanese: スループ (surūpu)
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Norwegian: slupp
Plattdeutsch: Schlup
Serbian: слуп (slup)
Spanish: balandra f, chalupa f
Swedish: slup#Swedish|slup
Ukrainian: шлюп (šlǔp)
Vietnamese: thuyền nhỏ một buồm; tàu tuần tra#Vietnamese|tra

Category:Dutch derivations

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