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

Definition of yachtsman

: a person who owns or sails a yacht

Examples of yachtsman in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Via Michele Coppino, next to the Darsena, or harbor, is often called the yachtsman’s answer to Rodeo Drive. Mark Ellwood, Robb Report, "How This Unassuming Tuscan Town Became the Epicenter of the Superyacht World," 11 Apr. 2021 The ex-wife of an American man whose girlfriend has vanished in the U.S. Virgin Islands describes yachtsman Ryan Bane as quick to anger, unpredictable and narcissistic. Michael Ruiz, Fox News, "Missing woman in Virgin Islands had American boyfriend quick to anger: ex-wife," 25 Mar. 2021 The custom vessel was built for an experienced yachtsman, who has charted virtually every Feadship available over the past few years. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, "This New Fuel-Efficient Hybrid Superyacht Was Designed to Reduce Boating Emissions," 26 Feb. 2021 Turner, the impetuous entrepreneur and yachtsman who owned the Atlanta Braves and the TBS channel, had expressed a dislike for news, Mr. Schonfeld said. Richard Sandomir,, "Reese Schonfeld, a founder of CNN and Food Network," 2 Aug. 2020 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

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First Known Use of yachtsman

1862, in the meaning defined above

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26 Apr 2021

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“Yachtsman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 May. 2021.

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