Pronunciation: (slOOp), [key]
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. cutter (def. 3), knockabout (def. 1).
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