• WordNet 3.6
    • n sloop a sailing vessel with a single mast set about one third of the boat's length aft of the bow
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Sloop (Naut) A vessel having one mast and fore-and-aft rig, consisting of a boom-and-gaff mainsail, jibs, staysail, and gaff topsail. The typical sloop has a fixed bowsprit, topmast, and standing rigging, while those of a cutter are capable of being readily shifted. The sloop usually carries a centerboard, and depends for stability upon breadth of beam rather than depth of keel. The two types have rapidly approximated since 1880. One radical distinction is that a sloop may carry a centerboard. See Cutter, and Illustration in Appendix.
    • Sloop (Naut) In modern usage, a sailing vessel having one mast, commonly with a Bermuda rig, with either a center-board or a keel. In the United States, a sloop may have one or two headsails, while in Western Europe and Great Britain a sloop has only one headsail.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n sloop A small fore-and-aft rigged vessel with one mast, generally carrying a jib, fore-staysail, mainsail, and gafftopsail. Some sloops formerly had a square topsail. It is generally understood that a sloop differs from a cutter by having a fixed instead of a running bowsprit, but the names are used somewhat indiscriminately. In the days of sailing vessels, and of the earlier steam naval marine, now becoming obsolete, a sloop of war was a vessel of ship-rig carrying guns on the upper deck only, and rather smaller than a corvette. See also cut under cutter.
    • n sloop In lumbering, a strong crutch of hard wood, with a strong bar across the limbs, used for drawing timber out of a swamp or inaccessible place.
    • sloop To draw (logs of timber) on a sloop.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Sloop slōōp a light boat: a one-masted cutter-rigged vessel, differing from a cutter, according to old authorities, in having a fixed bowsprit and somewhat smaller sails in proportion to the hull
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
D. sloep, of uncertain origin. Cf. Shallop
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Dut. sloep, prob. O. Fr. chaloupe, shallop.


In literature:

He commanded a small coasting sloop, of which Ruby had been the mate for several years.
"The Lighthouse" by R.M. Ballantyne
Like all other vessels, sloops vary in size, but none of them attain to great magnitude.
"Man on the Ocean" by R.M. Ballantyne
O'Grady pointed out a small sloop of some eight or ten tons.
"Paul Gerrard" by W.H.G. Kingston
"The Medallic History of the United States of America 1776-1876" by J. F. Loubat
Among other sloops impressed was the Middlesex, Captain Stephen Hogeboom, while on its way to Claverack.
"The Campaign of 1776 around New York and Brooklyn" by Henry P. Johnston
Larry Colby had become the owner of a fair-sized sloop, and he frequently took some of his chums out for a cruise up or down the lake.
"The Rover Boys on the Farm" by Arthur M. Winfield (AKA Edward Stratemeyer)
Although the sloop was not in the racing class, Frank was well satisfied with her, for he had discovered that she possessed many good qualities.
"Frank Merriwell's Cruise" by Burt L. Standish
In 1769 the armed sloop "Liberty," Capt.
"The Naval History of the United States" by Willis J. Abbot
There are only four or five brigs and sloops that belong to the place.
"A Tour in Ireland 1776-1779" by Arthur Young
Our couple of hours' night work had produced not a few, and sadly changed the appearance of our trim little sloop.
"Old Jack" by W.H.G. Kingston

In poetry:

"Lies forty spasms deep," he said
"But still me trusty sloop
Each hour, I wot, goes many a knot
And many a bow and loop."
"The Dutiful Mariner" by Wallace Irwin
The river's steel-blue crescent curves
To meet, in ebb and flow,
The single broken wharf that serves
For sloop and gundelow.
"The Countess" by John Greenleaf Whittier
The gull, high floating, like a sloop unladen,
Lets the loose water waft him as it will;
The duck, round-breasted as a rustic maiden,
Paddles and plunges, busy, busy still.
"My Aviary" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
There, neither slowly nor in haste,
One hand upon her slender waist,
The other lifted to her pail,
She, rosy in the morning light,
Among the water-daisies white,
Like some fair sloop appeared to sail.
"Reflections" by Jean Ingelow
When he saw the sloops sent to apprehend him,
He didn't lose his courage, but fiendishly did grin;
And told his men to cease from drinking and their tittle-tattle,
Although he had only twenty men on board, and prepare for battle.
"Captain Teach alias Black Beard" by William Topaz McGonagall
Now the tide was at flood again, and the night was almost done,
When the sloop-of-war came up with her odds of two to one,
And she opened fire; but the Armstrong answered her gun for gun,
And the gay Carnation wilted in half an hour of sun.
"The Fight Of The General Armstrong" by James Jeffrey Roche

In news:

Sloop 's sitting at 820 yards for the season.
A one-score game became Carson's to lose after Sloop took a handoff up the middle and went 79 yards for his second touchdown of the night and a 31-19 lead.
"We saw the linebackers flowing so we countered it," Sloop said.
Sloop to appear in court for pretrial hearing.
Lawrence Leland Sloop , 78, of Shell Knob, passed away Sunday, June 17, 2007, in Cox Medical Center South in Springfield.
The son of Lawrence Samuel and Elmyra Mae (Hall) Sloop .
State to seek death penalty for Nathanael Sloop.
FARMINGTON — The Davis County Attorney's Office has filed a notice of intent to seek the death penalty against accused murderer Nathanael Sloop.
After one year of operation, Spirt of Bermuda and the Bermuda Sloop Foundation have been recognized for educational excellence.
Nathaniel Sloop stands before the judge during a hearing at the 2nd District Court in Farmington on Tuesday, Dec 11, 2012.
David Sloop of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Prospect of Whitby S&S-designed wooden sloop.
A wholesome sloop from Sydney.
( Photo by Steven Sloop / November 15, 2012 ).
Spoon -Trolling in a Sloop.

In science:

RNA chain are Gloop = −U0 − Sloop and Gopen = −Sopen , respectively.
Ribosome recycling, diffusion, and mRNA loop formation in translational regulation
We do not demand the loops in the N-loop groupoid to be Sloops. Now we proceed on to define Smarandache Lagrange groupoid N-loop groupoid, in case the order of the groupoids in the N-loop groupoid is finite.
N-Algebraic Structures and S-N-Algebraic Structures
Proof: If L is a S-N-loop groupoid then each Li is either a Sloop or a S-groupoid, so the collection of all loops in {L1, …, LN} are S-loops and the collection of all groupoids in {L1, …, LN} are S-groupoids.
N-Algebraic Structures and S-N-Algebraic Structures