The definition of a yacht is a medium or large luxury sailboat or ship that is used to cruise around or race.(noun)
A medium-sized boat that is used to sail from port to port in the Mediterranean is an example of a yacht.
See yacht in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: Du jacht, earlier jaghte, short for jaghtschip, pursuit ship (i.e., against pirates) < jaght, a hunt < jagen, to chase + schip, a ship
See yacht in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Probably obsolete Norwegian jagt
Origin: , from Middle Low German jacht
Origin: , short for jachtschip
Origin: : jagen, to chase (from Old High German jagōn)
Origin: + schip, ship.
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