Definition of Sloops
1. Noun. (plural of sloop) ¹
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Definition of Sloops
1. sloop [n] - See also: sloop
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sloops
sloop of war
sloops (current term)
Literary usage of Sloops
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Report on the Ship-building Industry of the United States by Henry Hall (1884)
"Square topsails \vere fitted to the larger sloops in England, ... The majority of sloops were not over or 15 tons register, but some were as large as 30 ..."
2. A History of the People of the United States: From the Revolution to the by John Bach McMaster (1895)
"The keels of new frigates were laid down, three fine sloops of war ... Profiting by the experience of the brigs, these new sloops were large enough and ..."
3. The Steam Navy of the United States: A History of the Growth of the Steam by Frank Marion Bennett, Robert Weir (1897)
"... of Steam sloops—The Ninety Day Gunboats —The First Double-Enders. AT the beginning of the eventful year 1861 the engineer corps of the navy consisted of ..."
4. The Tribune Almanac and Political Registerby Horace Greeley by Horace Greeley (1893)
"August 17—First race for Astor cups between sloops Colonia, Jubilee. ... Same day Eastern YC race for (fifth and sixth classes) sloops; winners: Harpoon. ..."
5. The Port Folio by Joseph Dennie, Asbury Dickins (1813)
"equal number of vessels of the line, frigates, and sloops of war, and in defraying the contingent expenses of the navy yards, Sec. ..."
6. The Port Folio by Joseph Dennie (1813)
"equal number of vessels of the line, frigates, and sloops of war, and in defraying the contingent expenses of the navy yards, &c. ..."
7. Public Papers of George Clinton, First Governor of New York, 1777-1795, 1801 by George Clinton, Hugh Hastings, James Austin Holden, New York (State). State Historian (1900)
"Hughes Gathering up all sloops on the Hudson, ... My dear General, I have sent to Albany for sloops, and shall have all there is between here & there, ..."