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Clipper ship   /klˈɪpər ʃɪp/   Listen
Clipper ship

noun
1.
A fast sailing ship used in former times.  Synonym: clipper.






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"Clipper ship" Quotes from Famous Books



... separate her from one whom in her unrevealed heart she devotedly loved. Captain Ratlin was, of course, all impatience to have the English cruiser up anchor and leave the harbor, her proximity to his own fleet clipper ship being altogether too close, while, Captain Bramble felt in no haste to leave port for several reasons. First, he had a suspicion that he should soon be able to trip up the heels of his rival, as it regarded ...
— The Sea-Witch - or, The African Quadroon A Story of the Slave Coast • Maturin Murray

... of the American clipper ship, Cyrus Wakefield, who, at the age of twenty-five, broke three world's records in one voyage: San Francisco to Liverpool and back, eight months and two days; Liverpool to San Francisco, one hundred days; from the equator to San Francisco, eleven days. The clipper ship is gone but the skipper ...
— Cappy Ricks • Peter B. Kyne

... who has seen an outward-bound clipper ship getting under way, and heard the "shanty-songs" sung by the sailors as they toiled at capstan and halliards, will probably remember that rhymeless ...
— The Denver Express - From "Belgravia" for January, 1884 • A. A. Hayes

... they appeared to be a very rough lot. A great many of them had been drinking, and showed it; others looked sour and low-spirited; and there was a shabby, untidy aspect about them, which was not at all what I had expected to see in the smart crew of a clipper ship, while my surprise was greater still when I saw that four of the men evidently hailed from China, and as many more were the yellow, duck-eyed, peculiar-looking people commonly spoken of ...
— Sail Ho! - A Boy at Sea • George Manville Fenn



Words linked to "Clipper ship" :   sailing ship, sailing vessel



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