from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A man who owns or sails a yacht.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A man who sails a yacht.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who owns or sails a yacht; a yachter.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who keeps or sails a yacht.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a person who owns or sails a yacht


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  • (I call our yachtsman Euergetes because it is so unlike his real name that neither he nor his family will recognise it.) "Why, Euergetes," exclaimed Cynthia,

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  • The first 'yachtsman' was Joshua Slocum, who started life as a sea captain and in 1895 set off on the world's first circumnavigation by a yachtsman in his boat Spray.


  • All artists who focus on wildlife, historical and nautical scenes are confronted on a regular basis by people who are knowledgeable in these fields -- outdoorsmen, hunters, birders, Civil War reenacters, military historians (or military buffs), yachtsman and boating enthusiasts -- looking for mistakes.

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  • Ridgway – who runs the adventure holiday company founded by her father, the yachtsman John Ridgway – takes her two children, Hughie, eight, and Molly, 10, to school each morning in an open boat with an outboard motor from their home in Ardmore, in Sutherland.

    Tiny school wants one for the roll

  • With his wire-rimmed glasses and measured speech, Rogge -- a Belgian, former surgeon and Olympic yachtsman -- cuts a distinguished figure.

    Elisabeth Braw: "You Can Cure Cancer, But You Can't Cure Doping and Illegal Betting"

  • Seemingly relaxed, and often dressed in Ralph Lauren himself, he looks every bit the preppy, patrician yachtsman and can often be found on one of his boats.

    One Home, Three Locations

  • For Ms. Fonda it came in the form of Ted Turner, the billionaire yachtsman and CNN founder, who pursued her like a new company he hoped to acquire: relentlessly.

    Chameleon Jane

  • Her father, William Kassam Vanderbilt II, was president of the New York Central Railroad and a renowned yachtsman and race-car driver.

    Consuelo Vanderbilt Earl, heiress, dog breeder and link to golden age, dies at 107

  • "All right, captain," Charley said to the disconsolate yachtsman, who smiled in sickly fashion at the title.

    The King of the Greeks

  • Teenager attempts to become youngest round-the-world yachtsman

    Hazel Blears under fire over second home expenses


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