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yawl

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noun \ˈyȯl\

Definition of yawl

  1. 1 :  a ship's small boat :  jolly boat

  2. 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

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noun \ˈyȯl\

Definition of yawl for Students

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




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