yacht·​ing | \ ˈyä-tiŋ How to pronounce yachting (audio) \

Definition of yachting

: the action, fact, or pastime of racing or cruising in a yacht

Examples of yachting in a Sentence

We went yachting over the weekend.

Recent Examples on the Web

Below Deck'' when the yachting reality series launched in 2013. Johnny Diaz, sun-sentinel.com, "Do you want to spend six nights with ‘Below Deck’ captain Lee Rosbach and Kate Chastain?," 3 June 2019 The edict provoked harrumphing up and down yachting's old line, mainly for aesthetic reasons. Luke O'brien, Town & Country, "Hot Pursuit," 1 Sep. 2013 In trying to bring yachting to the masses, ironically, Ellison priced out nearly everyone who could help. Luke O'brien, Town & Country, "Hot Pursuit," 1 Sep. 2013 There's yachting and kayaking in the summer and, come winter, the lake turns frosty and magical. Condé Nast Traveler, "The 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America," 6 Aug. 2018 Door and side windows on both sides let in even more light—as does a ceiling yachting hatch—and all windows are tinted for privacy. Megan Barber, Curbed, "Tiny camper trailer can be towed by almost any car," 9 Oct. 2018 The setup is riveting: four affluent Australian friends on a yachting holiday in the Timor Sea come across, in the distance, a fishing boat adrift and overloaded with refugees. Taylor Antrim, Vogue, "Which of These New TV International Thrillers Should You Binge?," 30 Aug. 2018 After a day out yachting, guests met later for aperitivo in the garden of the Aman Venice, followed by dinner in the hotel's famed red room. Allix Cott, Harper's BAZAAR, "Taking Vows in Venice: Emily & Robert’s Chic Italian Nuptials," 9 June 2017 This kind of request is not unusual: their concierge is accustomed to arranging helicopter tours, yachting excursions, yoga and pilates lessons, archeological visits, and mezze crawls—pretty much anything that’s legal. Laura Itzkowitz, GQ, "Skip Santorini and Head to These Lesser-Known Greek Islands Instead," 14 June 2018

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First Known Use of yachting

1836, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of yachting

: the activity or sport of sailing in a yacht


yacht·​ing | \ ˈyä-tiŋ How to pronounce yachting (audio) \

Kids Definition of yachting

: the activity or recreation of racing or cruising in a yacht

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to move with exaggerated bouncy motions

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