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