schooner (n.) 1716, perhaps from a New England verb related to Scottish scon "to send over water, to skip stones." Skeat relates this dialectal verb to shunt. Spelling probably influenced by Dutch, but Du. schoener is a loan-word from English, as are Ger. Schoner, Fr. schooner, Swed. skonert. Said to have originated in Gloucester, Mass., shipyard.
The rig characteristic of a schooner has been defined as consisting essentially of two gaff sails, the after sail not being smaller than the fore, and a head sail set on a bowsprit. [OED]
Meaning "tall beer glass" is from 1879, of unknown origin.

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  • schooner — [ skunɶr; ʃunɶr ] n. m. • scooner 1751; mot angl. ♦ Anciennt Petit navire à deux mâts, goélette utilisée pour la pêche et le commerce. « Je m embarquai sur le schooner américain » (Chateaubriand). ● schooner nom masculin (anglais schooner)… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Schooner — Schoon er, n. [See the Note below. Cf. {Shun}.] (Naut.) 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,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • schooner — [SCÚNĂR] s. n. / scúnă s. f. navă cu vele, cu două catarge înclinate, asemănătoare cu goeleta, folosită pentru pescuit şi cabotaj. (< engl., fr. schooner) Trimis de raduborza, 28.05.2008. Sursa: MDN …   Dicționar Român

  • schooner — ☆ schooner [sko͞o′nər ] n. [< ? Scot dial. scun, to skip a flat stone across water] 1. a sailing vessel with two or more masts, rigged fore and aft 2. short for PRAIRIE SCHOONER 3. a large beer glass, usually holding a pint …   English World dictionary

  • Schooner — Schoon er, n. [D.] A large goblet or drinking glass, used for lager beer or ale. [U.S.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Schooner — (v. engl.), ein zweimastiges Fahrzeug von 100 u. mehr Lasten, lang u. schmal, hat am großen Mast ein Gieksegel u. am Fockmast ein Gafselsegel, vor demselben aber eine Breesocke u. einige dreieckige Segel auf dem Bugspriet, zu denen noch kleine… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Schooner — Schooner, s. Schoner …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

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  • Schooner — Schooner, Schiff, s. Schoner …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Schooner — Schooner, langes, schmales, 2mastiges Schiff, zum Schnellsegeln eingerichtet; eine Art des S. ist die Goelette …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

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