Yawl meaning

yôl
A two-masted fore-and-aft-rigged sailing vessel similar to the ketch but having a smaller jigger- or mizzenmast stepped abaft the rudder.
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A ship's small boat, crewed by rowers.
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A ship's boat; jolly boat.
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A small, two-masted sailing vessel similar to a ketch but with the mizzenmast located aft of the rudderpost.
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A small ship's boat, usually rowed by four or six oars.
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A fore and aft rigged sailing vessel with two masts, main and mizzen, the mizzen stepped abaft the rudder post.
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To cry out; to howl;
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Origin of yawl

  • Dutch jol possibly from Low German jolle

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Apparently from Middle Low German jolle or Dutch jol.

    From Wiktionary