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Sloop vs. Slop

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Sloopnoun

(nautical) A single-masted sailboat with only one headsail.

Slopnoun

A loose outer garment; a jacket or overall.

Sloopnoun

(military) A sailing warship, smaller than a frigate, with its guns all on one deck.

Slopnoun

A rubber thong sandal.

Sloopnoun

A sloop of war, smaller than a frigate, larger than a corvette.

Slopnoun

(in the plural) See slops.

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Sloopnoun

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 sloop may carry a centerboard. See Cutter, and Illustration in Appendix.

Slopnoun

(uncountable) Liquid or semi-solid; goo, paste, mud.

Sloopnoun

In modern usage, a sailing vessel having one mast, commonly with a Bermuda rig, with either a center-board or a keel. In the United States, a sloop may have one or two headsails, while in Western Europe and Great Britain a sloop has only one headsail.

Slopnoun

Scraps used as food for animals, especially pigs or hogs.

Sloopnoun

a sailing vessel with a single mast set about one third of the boat's length aft of the bow

Slopnoun

Inferior, weak drink or liquid food.

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Sloop

A sloop is a sailboat with a single mast typically having only one headsail in front of the mast and one mainsail aft of (behind) the mast. Such an arrangement is called a fore-and-aft rig, and can be rigged as a Bermuda rig with triangular sails fore and aft, or as a gaff-rig with triangular foresail(s) and a gaff rigged mainsail.

Slopnoun

Domestic liquid waste; household wastewater.

Slopnoun

Water or other liquid carelessly spilled or thrown about, as upon a table or a floor; a puddle; a soiled spot.

Slopnoun

(dated) Human urine or excrement.

Slopnoun

A policeman.

Slopverb

(transitive) to spill or dump liquid, especially over the rim of a container when it moves.

‘I slopped water all over my shirt.’;

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Slopverb

(transitive) To spill liquid upon; to soil with a spilled liquid.

Slopverb

(transitive) In the game of pool or snooker to pocket a ball by accident; in billiards, to make an ill-considered shot.

Slopverb

(transitive) to feed pigs

Slopnoun

Water or other liquid carelessly spilled or thrown aboyt, as upon a table or a floor; a puddle; a soiled spot.

Slopnoun

Mean and weak drink or liquid food; - usually in the plural.

Slopnoun

Dirty water; water in which anything has been washed or rinsed; water from wash-bowls, etc.

Slopnoun

Any kind of outer garment made of linen or cotton, as a night dress, or a smock frock.

Slopnoun

A loose lower garment; loose breeches; chiefly used in the plural.

‘There's a French salutation to your French slop.’;

Slopnoun

Ready-made clothes; also, among seamen, clothing, bedding, and other furnishings.

Slopverb

To cause to overflow, as a liquid, by the motion of the vessel containing it; to spill.

Slopverb

To spill liquid upon; to soil with a liquid spilled.

Slopverb

To overflow or be spilled as a liquid, by the motion of the vessel containing it; - often with over.

Slopnoun

wet feed (especially for pigs) consisting of mostly kitchen waste mixed with water or skimmed or sour milk

Slopverb

cause or allow (a liquid substance) to run or flow from a container;

‘spill the milk’; ‘splatter water’;

Slopverb

walk through mud or mire;

‘We had to splosh across the wet meadow’;

Slopverb

ladle clumsily;

‘slop the food onto the plate’;

Slopverb

feed pigs

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