sharpie

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n sharpie a shallow-draft sailboat with a sharp prow, flat bottom, and triangular sail; formerly used along the northern Atlantic coast of the United States
    • n Sharpie a pen with indelible ink that will write on any surface
    • n sharpie a professional card player who makes a living by cheating at card games
    • n sharpie an alert and energetic person
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Sharpie (Naut) A long, sharp, flat-bottomed boat, with one or two masts carrying a triangular sail. They are often called Fair Haven sharpies, after the place on the coast of Connecticut where they originated.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n sharpie Same as sharpy.
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Usage

In literature:

James Sharpies, the celebrated blacksmith artist of England, was very poor, but he often rose at three o'clock to copy books he could not buy.
"An Iron Will" by Orison Swett Marden
The photog in the purple shirt is really a sharpie at lepping.
"The Galaxy Primes" by Edward Elmer Smith
This hull is known as the Sharpie type.
"Boys' Book of Model Boats" by Raymond Francis Yates
Oyster tonging sharpies were raced, and often a sharpie of this type was built especially for racing.
"The Migrations of an American Boat Type" by Howard I. Chapelle
I gave the sharpies a hard look and they moved off and left us alone.
"Noble Redman" by Jesse Franklin Bone
From this vantage point, he beheld a good-sized two-masted sharpie lying near the shore.
"When the Cock Crows" by Waldron Baily
Probably the most interesting and exciting contests in the small-boat class will be the sharpie races of the Shelter Island Sharpie Club.
"Harper's Round Table, June 4, 1895" by Various
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In news:

Hey, stop sniffing that Sharpie and pay attention.
This trailerable, shoal-friendly sharpie offers a fresh approach to a time-tested design.
STA officials are looking for the man who, armed with a Sharpie , vandalized a transit bus heading from Cheney to Spokane recently.
Rubbermaid, Sharpie maker to cut 2,000 jobs, restructure.
' Sharpie Parties' Fuel Rampage on Foreclosed Homes.
Some have even tried using substitutes like Sharpie markers in situations when the real thing isn't available.
Vandals hold ' Sharpie Party' to damage foreclosed home (Explicit photos).
Sharpie celebrates cup illustrator.
Sharpie 500 at Bristol.
Sharpie 's 'Uncap what's inside' by Draftfcb.
Channing Tatum Bumps His Human Sharpie In Stripper Movie.
Sharpie's ' Uncap what's inside' by Draftfcb.
Sharpie celebrates cup illustrator .
Grabbing the Sharpie and doodling on your passed-out friend at a party seems like a good idea.
This sharpie was launched at Lake Wyvenhoe, Queensland, Australia.
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