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sailing

noun uk   /ˈseɪ.lɪŋ/ us  
A2 [U] the sport or activity of using boats with sails: the sailing club She loves to go sailing. [C] an occasion when a ship leaves a port: There are frequent sailings to Staten Island.
Translations of “sailing”
in Korean 항해, 보트타기…
in Arabic إبحار…
in Portuguese iatismo, vela…
in Catalan vela…
in Japanese セーリング, ヨット競技…
in Italian la vela, il fare vela…
in Chinese (Traditional) 帆船運動, 啓航,出航…
in Russian парусный спорт…
in Turkish yelken sporu, yelkencilik…
in Chinese (Simplified) 帆船运动, 启航,出航…
in Polish żeglarstwo…
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