Definition of 'sailing'
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Week one went by and was smooth sailing. Christianity Today (2000)Yet it is not going to be plain sailing in the coming months. Times, Sunday Times (2013)After that it has been easy sailing. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The sailing team received nearly as much. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Then he would like to go sailing. Times, Sunday Times (2014)They were last night sailing to port for repairs. The Sun (2009)If you can get past these it is largely smooth sailing from then on. THE STRATEGY MACHINE (2002)Surely it will be all plain sailing now. Times, Sunday Times (2007)She told him she would be going sailing with her boyfriend. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Nobody comes here except sailing yachts and there are no shops, so bring a picnic. Times, Sunday Times (2009)This is not the case on all sailing vessels, any more than in normal life. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The new year will also see a second ship sailing from Southampton. The Sun (2012)The sailing team won six medals in 11 classes. Times, Sunday Times (2008)This makes for easy sailing, as the conditions between islands tend to be calmer than those encountered on the open sea. Times, Sunday Times (2013)This meant sailing at 20-25 knots, three times the wind speed. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Sailing yacht in the Bahamas? Times, Sunday Times (2007)In 1838 the first iron sailing vessel crossed the Atlantic. The Search for Justice - a history of Britain and the British people Volume III (1990)Her original plan would have meant sailing past Somalia, but she decided the risk was too great. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The desire to protect its premium position in sports lifestyle might explain forays into golf and sailing, two sports with which the company had no experience. Times, Sunday Times (2009)They had cannons and gunpowder; they had the compass; they were advancing in the design of sailing ships. World History: Patterns of Change and Continuity (1995)
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Translations for 'sailing'
British English: sailing /ˈseɪlɪŋ/ NOUN
A sailing is a voyage made by a ship carrying passengers.
We'll get the next sailing.
- American English: sailing
- Arabic: إِبْحَار
- Brazilian Portuguese: navegação a vela
- Chinese: 航行
- Croatian: jedrenje
- Czech: plavba
- Danish: sejlads
- Dutch: afvaart
- European Spanish: navegación
- Finnish: purjehdus
- French: voile sport
- German: Segeln
- Greek: ιστιοπλοΐα
- Italian: vela
- Japanese: 航海
- Korean: 항해
- Norwegian: seiling
- Polish: żeglarstwo
- European Portuguese: navegação à vela
- Romanian: croazieră
- Russian: мореплавание
- Spanish: navegación
- Swedish: segling
- Thai: การเดินเรือ
- Turkish: yelken sporu
- Ukrainian: мореплавання
- Vietnamese: sự đi thuyền
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