land yacht


: a 3-wheel wind-driven recreation vehicle consisting usually of a bare-frame structure and a single sail and used especially on areas of firmly packed sand
: a large motor vehicle

Examples of land yacht in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Overview Think of the Cadillac XT6 as the gateway SUV between the compact XT4 and XT5 and the full-sized Escalade land yacht. Andrew Wendler, Car and Driver, 12 June 2023 Surely no one saw that coming, yet everyone definitely saw this land yacht coming down the street back in the day. Eric Stafford, Car and Driver, 30 Dec. 2022 Details regarding pricing and production are still to come, but this is one land yacht that shouldn’t have any issues finding a captain. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 23 Aug. 2021 Instead, both William and Kate participated in a friendly land yacht race hosted by the organization Fife Young Carers at the famous West Sands Beach at St. Andrews. Bianca Betancourt, Harper's BAZAAR, 26 May 2021 The Ghost's pillowy initial response to a bump feels as if it will be followed by the wallow of a '60s land yacht, but the air springs and adaptive dampers arrest the seemingly inevitable counter heave. Mike Duff, Car and Driver, 23 Sep. 2020 To be clear, the 2018 Lincoln Navigator didn’t mute all the nuisances of traveling en masse, but this land yacht certainly diminished the dissonance from the deep. Robert Duffer,, 5 Mar. 2018 The entourage also included the four classic 1980s Detroit land yachts parked behind Eminem during the video, bookended by a Cadillac and Buick. Brian McCollum, Detroit Free Press, 12 Oct. 2017 There are many boats with inoffensive names reflecting sun, wind and sky, though not as pretentious as those on the land yachts and giant trailers parked by the dozen in Valdez — Phaetons, Prowlers, Patriots and Presidential Suites. Dermot Cole, Alaska Dispatch News, 1 Sep. 2017 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1967, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of land yacht was in 1967

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“Land yacht.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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