Meaning of windjammer in English:


Pronunciation /ˈwɪn(d)dʒamə/

Translate windjammer into Spanish


  • 1historical A merchant sailing ship.

    ‘Sarah, of Burnsall, near Skipton, was helping to make a documentary commemorating the lives of sailors who rounded the treacherous Cape Horn waters in windjammers - wooden sailing vessels.’
    • ‘He witnessed the far reaching changes in his native island: from donkey and horse to vehicles, from windjammers to fast sailing motor boats.’
    • ‘One of four cruise ships to be hosted by the Port in a six-day period, Sea Cloud II carries 94 passengers and 56 crew members with the windjammer combining modern comforts and elegant sailing traditions.’
    • ‘There is also only one mooring ball in the entire park located about a mile southwest of Loggerhead Key at the wreck of the Avanti, an 1875 three-masted windjammer that sunk on the reef in 1907.’
    • ‘If the bearing is correct, the wreck of the windjammer should be exactly below us.’
  • 2US

    another term for windcheater

    • ‘My clothes are a pair of brown corduroy trousers, and a pink woolly cardigan with a zip; I call it a windjammer.’