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yawl

noun \ˈyl\

Definition of YAWL

1
:  a ship's small boat :  jolly boat
2
:  a fore-and-aft rigged sailboat carrying a mainsail and one or more jibs with a mizzenmast far aft
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Origin of YAWL

Low German jolle
First Known Use: 1670
YAWL Defined for Kids

yawl

noun \ˈyl\

Definition of YAWL for Kids

:  a sailboat having two masts with the shorter one behind the rudder

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