Yawl Definition

yôl
noun
A ship's boat; jolly boat.
Webster's New World
A small, two-masted sailing vessel similar to a ketch but with the mizzenmast located aft of the rudderpost.
Webster's New World
verb
Webster's New World
To cry out; to howl;
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Origin of Yawl

  • Apparently from Middle Low German jolle or Dutch jol.

    From Wiktionary

  • Dutch jol possibly from Low German jolle

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

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