Translation of "sail" - English-French dictionary


noun /seil/

a sheet of strong cloth spread to catch the wind, by which a ship is driven forward

They are hoisting the sails.

a journey in a ship

voyage en bateau
a sail in his yacht
a week’s sail to the island.

an arm of a windmill.

sailboard noun

a windsurfer.

planche à voile
sailing noun

the activity or sport of navigating a ship or boat that has sails

navigation (à voile)
Sailing is one of his hobbies.

having a sail or sails

à voiles
sailor noun

a member of a ship’s crew whose job is helping to sail a ship.

in full sail

with all the sails spread

toutes voiles dehors
The ship was in full sail.

(Translation of “sail” from the PASSWORD English–French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)