Yawl-rigged
Yawl-rigged Yawl"-rigged", a. (Naut.) Having two masts with fore-and-aft sails, but differing from a schooner in that the after mast is very small, and stepped as far aft as possible. See Illustration in Appendix. [1913 Webster]

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  • yawl-rigged — /yawl rigd /, adj. rigged in the manner of a yawl. [1880 85] * * * …   Universalium

  • yawl-rigged — /yawl rigd /, adj. rigged in the manner of a yawl. [1880 85] …   Useful english dictionary

  • yawl — (y[add]l), n. [D. jol; akin to LG. & Dan. jolle, Sw. julle. Cf. {Jolly boat}.] 1. (Naut.) A small ship s boat, usually rowed by four or six oars. [Written also {yaul}.] [1913 Webster] 2. def>A fore and aft rigged vessel with two masts, a mainmast …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • yawl — ► NOUN ▪ a two masted fore and aft rigged sailing boat with the mizzenmast stepped far aft so that the mizzen boom overhangs the stern. ORIGIN from Low German jolle or Dutch jol …   English terms dictionary

  • yawl — yawl1 /yawl/, n. 1. a ship s small boat, rowed by a crew of four or six. 2. a two masted, fore and aft rigged sailing vessel having a large mainmast and a smaller jiggermast or mizzenmast stepped abaft the sternpost. Cf. ketch. [1660 70; < D jol… …   Universalium

  • yawl — /jɔl / (say yawl) noun 1. a fore and aft rigged vessel with a large mainmast forward and a much smaller mast set far aft, usually abaft the rudderpost. 2. Obsolete a jolly boat. Compare ketch. {Dutch jol kind of boat; origin unknown} …   Australian English dictionary

  • yawl — noun Etymology: Low German jolle Date: 1670 1. a ship s small boat ; jolly boat 2. a fore and aft rigged sailboat carrying a mainsail and one or more jibs with a mizzenmast far aft …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • yawl — 1. noun /jɔːl/ a) A small ships boat, usually rowed by four or six oars. b) A fore and aft rigged sailing vessel with two masts, main and mizzen, the mizzen stepped abaft the rudder post. 2 …   Wiktionary

  • yawl — noun 1》 a two masted fore and aft rigged sailing boat with the mizzenmast stepped far aft so that the mizzen boom overhangs the stern. 2》 historical a ship s jolly boat with four or six oars. Origin C16: from Mid. Low Ger. jolle or Du. jol, of… …   English new terms dictionary

  • yawl — [[t]yɔl[/t]] n. 1) naut. navig. a ship s small boat, rowed by a crew of four or six 2) naut. navig. a two masted, fore and aft rigged sailing vessel having a large mainmast and a smaller jiggermast or mizzenmast stepped abaft the sternpost… …   From formal English to slang

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