/wind"jam'euhr, win"-/, n. Informal.
1. (formerly) a merchant ship propelled by sails.
2. any large sailing ship.
3. a member of its crew.
4. Older Slang. a long-winded person; a great talker.
[1890-95, Amer.; WIND1 + jammer (see JAM1, -ER1)]

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