Sloop vs Gunboat - What's the difference?

sloop | gunboat |


As nouns the difference between sloop and gunboat

is that sloop is (label) a single-masted sailboat with only one headsail while gunboat is (nautical) any of various types of small armed vessel.

sloop

English

(wikipedia sloop)

Noun

(en noun)
  • (label) A single-masted sailboat with only one headsail.
  • * 1789 , (Olaudah Equiano) (Gustavus Vassa), (The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano) ,
  • I stayed in this island for a few days; I believe it could not be above a fortnight; when I and some few more slaves, that were not saleable amongst the rest, from very much fretting, were shipped off in a sloop for North America.
  • *
  • , title=(The Celebrity), chapter=10 , passage=Mr. Cooke had had a sloop ?yacht built at Far Harbor, the completion of which had been delayed, and which was but just delivered.}}
  • (label) A sailing warship, smaller than a frigate, with its guns all on one deck.
  • A sloop of war, smaller than a frigate, larger than a corvette.
  • Anagrams

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    gunboat

    English

    Noun

    (wikipedia gunboat) (en noun)
  • (nautical) Any of various types of small armed vessel
  • Derived terms

    * gunboat diplomacy

    See also

    * cutter * monitor * mortar barge * patrol boat * torpedo boat

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