yachts·​man | \ ˈyäts-mən How to pronounce yachtsman (audio) \

Definition of yachtsman

: a person who owns or sails a yacht

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Recent Examples on the Web Built between 1905 and 1910 for Standard Oil heiress and philanthropist Kate Ladd and her yachtsman husband Walter Ladd, the Chateau-style property is about 15,000 square feet, according to the National Register of Historic Places. ... Katherine Clarke, WSJ, "A Dying Breed: a ‘Cottage’ in Bar Harbor, Maine," 10 Apr. 2019 There was a ladder and a mooring to allow local yachtsmen to drop off their passengers on the boat for a meal or a drink. Bill Van Niekerken,, "Jack London Square’s early days: A saloon, a local sports hero and a floating restaurant," 22 Jan. 2020 Six peaceful scenes of cruising in Venice – where American yachtsmen and women went for some international fun and competition – were created in 1874 by Hartford native William Gedney Bunce. Susan Dunne,, "’Sailing on the Sound’ at Wadsworth Atheneum recalls early days of yachting," 7 Aug. 2019 San Diego’s contribution to the American delegation consists of Bill Miller, sensational pole vaulter; Joe Jessop, yachtsman, and Norene Forbes, swimmer. San Diego Union-Tribune, "From the Archives: When the Olympics first came to California," 30 July 2019 HMAS Ballarat is on its way assist an injured solo yachtsman, approximately 1800 nautical miles off the WA coast. Travis Fedschun, Fox News, "Sailor injured during solo race rescued from Indian Ocean after reportedly surviving on iced tea," 24 Sep. 2018 Lorillard was an adrenaline junkie avant la lettre: competitive racehorse breeder, yachtsman, gambler, and even amateur archaeologist. Ash Carter, Town & Country, "The Fascinating History of the Town Where the Tuxedo Was Born," 1 Jan. 2012 Alex was educated in Dresden and married to Edith Seidel in 1945.Alex was a talented photographer and yachtsman., "Deaths in South Florida: 5/6," 6 May 2018 Much to the dismay of weekend yachtsmen, continuous cruisers also tend to hog the best public moorings in London and Bath, and that has drawn the attention of the CRT. Dan Neil, WSJ, "The Low-Cost Way to Live Abroad: Buy a Boat," 30 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of yachtsman

1862, in the meaning defined above

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“Yachtsman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jun. 2020.

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: a man who owns or sails a yacht

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