yawl

noun \ ˈyȯl \

Definition of yawl

1 : a ship's small boat : jolly boat
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 and Etymology of yawl

Low German jolle


YAWL Defined for Kids

yawl

noun \ ˈyȯl \

Definition of yawl for Students

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


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