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.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
Origin: Du jacht, earlier jaghte, short for jaghtschip, pursuit ship (i.e., against pirates) < jaght, a hunt < jagen, to chase + schip, a ship
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Origin: Probably obsolete Norwegian jagt, from Middle Low German jacht, short for jachtschip : jagen, to chase (from Old High German jagōn) + schip, ship.