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  • noun nautical Plural form of yawl.

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Examples

  • Old gaff rigs, sloops, 12-Metres, Eight-Metres and yawls were the choice yachts for Europe's aristocracy a century ago.

    Still Sailing: Classic Yacht Races

  • The sight of that long dark beauty, and of the sloops and yawls and cutters and schooners nestling in the harbor, many of them secured now on their moorings, paralyzed me with longing.

    Aweigh

  • The sight of that long dark beauty, and of the sloops and yawls and cutters and schooners nestling in the harbor, many of them secured now on their moorings, paralyzed me with longing.

    Aweigh

  • Do you see yonder, close by our ship, two barks, three sloops, five ships, eight pinks, four yawls, and six frigates making towards us, sent by the good people of the neighbouring island to our relief?

    Five books of the lives, heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel

  • Do you see yonder, close by our ship, two barks, three sloops, five ships, eight pinks, four yawls, and six frigates making towards us, sent by the good people of the neighbouring island to our relief?

    Five books of the lives, heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel

  • A fishing boat-one of those big yawls -- could come out here all right.

    The Greatest Survival Stories Ever Told

  • His Southern Cross, five of the larger yawls and ketches, and two small sloops had ridden out the storm.

    The Chronicles of Pern

  • His Southern Cross, five of the larger yawls and ketches, and two small sloops had ridden out the storm.

    First Fall

  • His Southern Cross, five of the larger yawls and ketches, and two small sloops had ridden out the storm.

    Chronicles of Pern, First Fall

  • Moreover, before steam made coast traffic independent of wind, the sand-banks outside the roads were a great source of profit to the beach men, who went off in their long yawls to such craft as "missed stays" coming through a "gat," or managed to run aground on one of the sand-banks in some way or other.

    Edward FitzGerald and "Posh" "Herring Merchants"

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