American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A two-masted fore-and-aft-rigged sailing vessel similar to the ketch but having a smaller jigger- or mizzenmast stepped abaft the rudder. Also called dandy.
- n. A ship's small boat, crewed by rowers.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To cry out; howl; yell.
- n. A ship's small boat, usually rowed by four or six oars; a jolly-boat.
- n. The smallest boat used by fishermen. See cut under rowlock.
- n. A sail-boat or small yacht of the cutter class, with a jigger and short mainboom.
- n. nautical A small ship's boat, usually rowed by four or six oars.
- n. nautical A fore and aft rigged sailing vessel with two masts, main and mizzen, the mizzen stepped abaft the rudder post.
- v. To cry out; to howl;
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Naut.) A small ship's boat, usually rowed by four or six oars.
- n. A fore-and-aft-rigged vessel with two masts, a mainmast carrying a mainsail and jibs, taller than the mizzenmast and stepped a little farther forward than in a
sloop, and with the mizzenmast, or jiggermast far aft, usually placed aft of the water line or aft the rudder post. The mizzenmast of a yawl is smaller, and set further aft, than that of a sloop.
- v. To cry out like a dog or cat; to howl; to yell.
- v. emit long loud cries
- n. a sailing vessel with two masts; a small mizzen is aft of the rudderpost
- n. a ship's small boat (usually rowed by 4 or 6 oars)
- Apparently from Middle Low German jolle or Dutch jol. (Wiktionary)
- Dutch jol, possibly from Low German jolle. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Kippiputuonaa is seen anxiously watching "the tree-with-wings" (as she naively called the yawl), where her husband, Dr. Traprock, is at work rigging a new yard-arm.”
“No human skill could prevent the water from combing in over the gunwales; and when the danger was passed, the yawl was a third filled with water.”
“And depending on the number of beers you've had or just how close to Austin you really are it comes out "yawl" anyway leaving the punctuation completely ambiguous.”
“He crept down the bank, watching with all his eyes, slipped into the water, swam three or four strokes and climbed into the skiff that did "yawl" duty at the boat's stern.”
“I explained that it was a barred owl and the she try the “who cooks for you, who cooks for yawl” and had her practice.”
“Some years later, in 1884, the yawl, Mignonette, foundered, with only four survivors, who were in an open boat for many days.”
“SVGL said ... well, i'd been super wired and going non stop all day, stressed etc. i'm definitely not normally quite like that. but like jason says, it definitely makes me look at that a little more closely. thanks for having a sense of humor, yawl.”
“He also spent a considerable amount of time living and working aboard his 30-foot yawl, the Roamer, which he loved to sail around San Francisco Bay and throughout the nearby Sacramento and San Joaquin Delta.”
“He chose a craft he never seen, a ketch, a compromise between a yawl and a schooner, a two-master with a larger sail forward.”
“The Roamer was the former thirty-five foot fast sloop Iris and had been converted to a yawl.”
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If I had a boat
I'd go out on the ocean
And if I had a pony
I'd ride him on my boat
And we could all together
Go out on the ocean
Me upon my pony on my boat.
I marvel at the amazing variety of four-letter words in the English language. And that's not even counting really common (to me) words like fuck.
Words rounded up while reading The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain.
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