Definition of schooner :
1. A large goblet or drinking glass, - used for lager beer or ale.
2. Originally, a small, sharp- built vessel, with two masts and fore- and- aft rig. Sometimes it carried square topsails on one or both masts and was called a topsail schooner. About 1840, longer vessels with three masts, fore- and- aft rigged, came into use, and since that time vessels with four masts and even with six masts, so rigged, are built. Schooners with more than two masts are designated three- masted schooners, four- masted schooners, etc. See Illustration in Appendix.
boat (part of speech: noun)
freighter, bark, yacht, cabin cruiser, dugout, destroyer, gondola, scull, aircraft carrier, raft, frigate, trawler, scow, longboat, fishing boat, kayak, galley, lifeboat, dinghy, sampan, merchantman, dory, cutter, houseboat, icebreaker, watercraft, cruiser, tanker, ship, vessel, battleship, motorboat, gunboat, speedboat, steamboat, ocean liner, tugboat, boat, liner, barge, pontoon, bateau, catamaran, sailboat, skiff, hulk, cargo boat, paddle boat, ferry, submarine, hydrofoil, canoe, rowboat
- Oh, yes, I know, there was the loss of our schooner! - "An Antarctic Mystery", Jules Verne.
- Then I shall land with all the men except two, who shall take care of the schooner and be ready with the boat to take us off. - "The Coral Island", R.M. Ballantyne.
- But why did you not try to run over the bar like the schooner? - "The Ruined Cities of Zululand", Hugh Mulleneux Walmsley.