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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Sloop  \Sloop\,  n.[D.  sloep,  of  uncertain  origin.  Cf  {Shallop}.] 
  A  vessel  having  one  mast  and  fore-and-aft  rig,  consisting  of 
  a  boom-and-gaff  mainsail,  jibs,  staysail,  and  gaff  topsail. 
  The  typical  sloop  has  a  fixed  bowsprit,  topmast,  and  standing 
  rigging,  while  those  of  a  cutter  are  capable  of  being  readily 
  shifted.  The  sloop  usually  carries  a  centerboard,  and  depends 
  for  stability  upon  breadth  of  beam  rather  than  depth  of  keel. 
  The  two  types  have  rapidly  approximated  since  1880.  One 
  radical  distinction  is  that  a  slop  may  carry  a  centerboard. 
  See  {Cutter},  and  Illustration  in  Appendix. 
  {Sloop  of  war},  formerly,  a  vessel  of  war  rigged  either  as  a 
  ship,  brig,  or  schooner,  and  mounting  from  ten  to 
  thirty-two  guns;  now  any  war  vessel  larger  than  a 
  gunboat,  and  carrying  guns  on  one  deck  only. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  a  single-masted  sailing  vessel 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
  "Parallel  Programming  in  a  Virtual  Object  Space",  S.  Lucco 
  SIGPLAN  Notices  22(12):26-34  (OOPSLA  '87)  (Dec  1987). 

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