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Definition 1: riding in a sailboat - [noun denoting act]

(sailing is a kind of ...) travel by water

(... is a kind of sailing ) the act of sailing close to the wind

(... is a kind of sailing ) the act of beating to windward; sailing as close as possible to the direction from which the wind is blowing

(... is a kind of sailing ) sailing a zigzag course

(sailing is the domain which ... is member of) reduce the pressure of wind on (a sail)

Definition 2: the work of a sailor - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for sailing in the sense of this definition

(sailing is a kind of ...) the occupation for which you are paid

"he is looking for employment" "a lot of people are out of work"

(... is a kind of sailing ) navigation in coastal waters

(sailing is a part of ...) the act of steering a ship

(sailing is the domain which ... is member of) (nautical) the distance traveled by a sailing vessel on a single tack

(sailing is the domain which ... is member of) (nautical) each of the eight half-hour units of nautical time signaled by strokes of a ship's bell; eight bells signals 4:00, 8:00, or 12:00 o'clock, either a.m. or p.m.

(sailing is the domain which ... is member of) (nautical) at the ends of the transverse deck beams of a vessel

"on her beam-ends"

(sailing is the domain which ... is member of) (nautical) the event of a boat accidentally turning over in the water

(sailing is the domain which ... is member of) (nautical) a rope used in towing

(sailing is the domain which ... is member of) (nautical) chamber or compartment in which the furnaces of a ship are stoked or fired

(sailing is the domain which ... is member of) (nautical) the principal upright timber at the stern of a vessel

(sailing is the domain which ... is member of) (nautical) brace consisting of a heavy rope or wire cable used as a support for a mast or spar

(sailing is the domain which ... is member of) (nautical) the minimum rate of motion needed for a vessel to be maneuvered

(sailing is the domain which ... is member of) steer away from shore, of ships

(sailing is the domain which ... is member of) turn to the right, of helms or rudders

(sailing is the domain which ... is member of) having the sails trimmed for sailing as close to the wind as possible

(sailing is the domain which ... is member of) situated at or toward the bow of a vessel

(sailing is the domain which ... is member of) (of an anchor) just clear of the bottom

(sailing is the domain which ... is member of) fitted or equipped with necessary rigging (sails and shrouds and stays etc)

(sailing is the domain which ... is member of) stripped of rigging

(sailing is the domain which ... is member of) parallel with the keel of a boat or ship

(sailing is the domain which ... is member of) (nautical) small stuff consisting of a lightweight rope made of several rope yarns loosely wound together

(sailing is the domain which ... is member of) (nautical) a line (rope or chain) that regulates the angle at which a sail is set in relation to the wind

(sailing is the domain which ... is member of) (nautical) the act of changing tack

(sailing is the domain which ... is member of) (nautical) a portable ladder hung over the side of a vessel to give access to small boats alongside

(sailing is the domain which ... is member of) (nautical) a short line with an eye at one end and a knot at the other; used to secure loose items on a ship

(sailing is the domain which ... is member of) (nautical) a well where seepage drains to be pumped away

(sailing is the domain which ... is member of) (nautical) the inboard end of a line or cable especially the end that is wound around a bitt

(sailing is the domain which ... is member of) a triangular wooden float attached to the end of a log line

(sailing is the domain which ... is member of) (nautical) a round hardwood disk with holes and a grooved perimeter used to tighten a shroud

(sailing is the domain which ... is member of) (nautical) a plate on a ship's stern on which the name is inscribed

(sailing is the domain which ... is member of) (nautical) a hanging ladder of ropes or chains supporting wooden or metal rungs or steps

(sailing is the domain which ... is member of) (nautical) a line used for extending or fastening rigging on ships

(sailing is the domain which ... is member of) (nautical) plumb line for determining depth

(sailing is the domain which ... is member of) (nautical) the forward edge of a fore-and-aft sail that is next to the mast

(sailing is the domain which ... is member of) (nautical) the top surface of an enclosed space on a ship

(sailing is the domain which ... is member of) (nautical) a small horizontal rope between the shrouds of a sailing ship; they form a ladder for climbing aloft

(sailing is the domain which ... is member of) (nautical) steering mechanism consisting of a hinged vertical plate mounted at the stern of a vessel

(sailing is the domain which ... is member of) (nautical) ladder to be lowered over a ship's side for coming aboard

(sailing is the domain which ... is member of) nearly opposite to the direction from which wind is coming

"sailing close to the wind"

Definition 3: the departure of a vessel from a port - [noun denoting act]

(sailing is a kind of ...) the act of departing

Definition 4: the activity of flying a glider - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for sailing in the sense of this definition

(sailing is a kind of ...) an instance of traveling by air

"flying was still an exciting adventure for him"

(... is a kind of sailing ) gliding in a hang glider

(... is a kind of sailing ) gliding in a parasail

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