Sailing master(U. S. Navy), formerly, a warrant officer, ranking next below a lieutenant, whose duties were to navigate the vessel; and under the direction of the executive officer, to attend to the stowage of the hold, to the cables, rigging, etc. The grade was merged in that of master in 1862.

(Sail"less) a. Destitute of sails. Pollok.

(Sail"mak`er) n. One whose occupation is to make or repair sails.Sail"mak`ing, n.

(Sail"or) n. One who follows the business of navigating ships or other vessels; one who understands the practical management of ships; one of the crew of a vessel; a mariner; a common seaman.

Syn. — Mariner; seaman; seafarer.

Sailor's choice. (Zoöl.) (a) An excellent marine food fish (Diplodus, or Lagodon, rhomboides) of the Southern United States; — called also porgy, squirrel fish, yellowtail, and salt- water bream. (b) A species of grunt an excellent food fish common on the southern coasts of the United States; — called also hogfish, and pigfish.

(Sail"y) a. Like a sail. [R.] Drayton.

(Saim) n. [OF. sain, LL. saginum, fr. L. sagina a fattening.] Lard; grease. [Scot. & Prov. Eng.]

(||Sai*mir") n. (Zoöl.) The squirrel monkey.

(Sain) obs. p. p. of Say, for sayen. Said. Shak.

(Sain), v. t. [Cf. Saint, Sane.] To sanctify; to bless so as to protect from evil influence. [R.] Sir W. Scott.

(Sain"foin) n. [F., fr. sain wholesome (L. sanus; see Sane.) + foin hay (L. fænum); or perh. fr. saint sacred (L. sanctus; see Saint) + foin hay.] (Bot.) (a) A leguminous plant (Onobrychis sativa) cultivated for fodder. [Written also saintfoin.] (b) A kind of tick trefoil [Canada]

(Saint) n. [F., fr. L. sanctus sacred, properly p. p. of sancire to render sacred by a religious act, to appoint as sacred; akin to sacer sacred. Cf. Sacred, Sanctity, Sanctum, Sanctus.]

1. A person sanctified; a holy or godly person; one eminent for piety and virtue; any true Christian, as being redeemed and consecrated to God.

Them that are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints.
1 Cor. i. 2.

2. A ship or other vessel; — with qualifying words descriptive of speed or manner of sailing; as, a heavy sailer; a fast sailer.

(Sail"fish) n. (Zoöl.) (a) The banner fish, or spikefish (Histiophorus.) (b) The basking, or liver, shark. (c) The quillback.

(Sail"ing) n.

1. The act of one who, or that which, sails; the motion of a vessel on water, impelled by wind or steam; the act of starting on a voyage.

2. (Naut.) The art of managing a vessel; seamanship; navigation; as, globular sailing; oblique sailing.

For the several methods of sailing, see under Circular, Globular, Oblique, Parallel, etc.

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