from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A club or union of yacht-owners for racing purposes, the promotion of yachting, etc., usually presided over by a commodore.


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  • But even yacht-club members enjoy an exciting finish.

    Sailing's Toughest Race Gets a Little Tougher

  • Perkins liked Vittoria, but when discussing Mirabella V on the yacht-club circuit, he couldn't resist referring to its name in French: "Mirabella cinq," as in "descended to the bottom of the sea."

    Mine’s Bigger Than Yours

  • Even his clothes, offstage, have a certain kind of yacht-club vibe.

    Bono On Bono

  • It was four kilometers against the current from the yacht-club dock to even reach the cooling pond.

    Wolves Eat Dogs

  • Steam rose from the water as rain fell, but Arkady could see that Hoffman, Yakov and their car had deserted the yacht-club dock.

    Wolves Eat Dogs

  • Alexis Vassilyitch to spend every night at the yacht-club at baccarat.

    The Genius

  • So we went down to the yacht-club wharf to see about the boat that belonged to old

    A Jolly Fellowship

  • The tarpaulins on the hatches have thus been kept continually wet, so that their close and heavy texture is rendered quite impervious to the air, The "Chancellor's" pumps afford a copious supply of water, so that I should not suppose that even the daintiest and most luxurious craft belonging to an aristocratic yacht-club was ever subject to a more thorough scouring.

    The Survivors of the Chancellor, diary of J.R. Kazallon, passenger

  • We took him to a clothing-house, fitted him out with a new suit, yacht-club style, with

    Down South or, Yacht Adventure in Florida

  • She was moored off the yacht-club house, and the American flag was flying at her peak, as though she had just gone into commission.

    Up the River or, Yachting on the Mississippi

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