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Yawl   Listen

A ship's small boat (usually rowed by 4 or 6 oars).
A sailing vessel with two masts; a small mizzen is aft of the rudderpost.  Synonym: dandy.

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"Yawl" Quotes from Famous Books

... way followed by Raft and the girl to a wharf where a tug lay moored and by the tug a fifty ton yawl. ...
— The Beach of Dreams • H. De Vere Stacpoole

... chance, however, came in another way. A few days later it chanced that Mr. James Younger, a big ship-owner, was on the landing-place of Arbigland when some of the villagers caught sight of a small fishing yawl beating up against a stiff northeast squall, trying to gain the shelter of the little tidal-creek that formed ...
— Historic Boyhoods • Rupert Sargent Holland

Words linked to "Yawl" :   shout, yell, waul, howl, wawl, dandy, call, squall, small boat, wail, scream, shout out, sailing vessel, hollo, jolly boat, jolly, cry, holler, sailing ship

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