- n.船( sail的名词复数 ); 帆; 航程; 航行游览;
- v.驾驶( sail的第三人称单数 ); 起航; 坐船旅行; 掠;
The white sails billow with the breezes they catch.
Once outside the inner breakwater, we began to unfurl all the sails.
Ships with unfurled sails wait to take them aboard.
She sails beautifully in winds over 60 knots.
The dinghy gathered speed as the wind filled her sails.
A mackerel sky and mares'tails make lofty ships carry low sails.
Loosen some sails to ease down the speed of the boat.
The sails filled out and the boat floated away.
The sails of the windmill are now at rest.
If the wind swings round, we will have to change the sails.
The sails are torn; they won't catch the wind.
The sails of the windmill were wheeling round.
The sails were flapping against the mast.
A violent wind plucked the sails to bits.
The ship sails for Shanghai tomorrow.
But steamships didn't lose their sails until the 1880s, because early marine engines had a nasty habit of breaking down.
Until ships became large enough (and engines small enough) to mount two engines side by side, they needed to keep sails