yawl


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yawl

 (yôl)
n.
1. A two-masted fore-and-aft-rigged sailing vessel similar to the ketch but having a smaller jigger- or mizzenmast stepped abaft the rudder. Also called dandy.
2. A ship's small boat, crewed by rowers.

[Dutch jol, possibly from Low German jolle.]

yawl

(jɔːl)
n
1. (Nautical Terms) a two-masted sailing vessel, rigged fore-and-aft, with a large mainmast and a small mizzenmast stepped aft of the rudderpost. Compare ketch, sloop
2. (Nautical Terms) a ship's small boat, usually rowed by four or six oars
[C17: from Dutch jol or Middle Low German jolle, of unknown origin]

yawl

(jɔːl)
vb
(intr) dialect Brit to howl, weep, or scream harshly; yowl
[C14: from Low German jaulen; see yowl]

yawl

(yɔl)

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. Compare ketch.
[1660–70; < Dutch jol]

yawl


Past participle: yawled
Gerund: yawling

Imperative
yawl
yawl
Present
I yawl
you yawl
he/she/it yawls
we yawl
you yawl
they yawl
Preterite
I yawled
you yawled
he/she/it yawled
we yawled
you yawled
they yawled
Present Continuous
I am yawling
you are yawling
he/she/it is yawling
we are yawling
you are yawling
they are yawling
Present Perfect
I have yawled
you have yawled
he/she/it has yawled
we have yawled
you have yawled
they have yawled
Past Continuous
I was yawling
you were yawling
he/she/it was yawling
we were yawling
you were yawling
they were yawling
Past Perfect
I had yawled
you had yawled
he/she/it had yawled
we had yawled
you had yawled
they had yawled
Future
I will yawl
you will yawl
he/she/it will yawl
we will yawl
you will yawl
they will yawl
Future Perfect
I will have yawled
you will have yawled
he/she/it will have yawled
we will have yawled
you will have yawled
they will have yawled
Future Continuous
I will be yawling
you will be yawling
he/she/it will be yawling
we will be yawling
you will be yawling
they will be yawling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been yawling
you have been yawling
he/she/it has been yawling
we have been yawling
you have been yawling
they have been yawling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been yawling
you will have been yawling
he/she/it will have been yawling
we will have been yawling
you will have been yawling
they will have been yawling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been yawling
you had been yawling
he/she/it had been yawling
we had been yawling
you had been yawling
they had been yawling
Conditional
I would yawl
you would yawl
he/she/it would yawl
we would yawl
you would yawl
they would yawl
Past Conditional
I would have yawled
you would have yawled
he/she/it would have yawled
we would have yawled
you would have yawled
they would have yawled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.yawl - a ship's small boat (usually rowed by 4 or 6 oars)yawl - a ship's small boat (usually rowed by 4 or 6 oars)
jolly boat, jolly - a yawl used by a ship's sailors for general work
small boat - a boat that is small
2.yawl - a sailing vessel with two mastsyawl - a sailing vessel with two masts; a small mizzen is aft of the rudderpost
sailing ship, sailing vessel - a vessel that is powered by the wind; often having several masts
Verb1.yawl - emit long loud criesyawl - emit long loud cries; "wail in self-pity"; "howl with sorrow"
cry, scream, shout out, yell, squall, shout, holler, hollo, call - utter a sudden loud cry; "she cried with pain when the doctor inserted the needle"; "I yelled to her from the window but she couldn't hear me"
squall, waul, wawl - make high-pitched, whiney noises
Translations

yawl

[jɔːl] Nyol m, yola f

yawl

n (Naut) (= rowing boat)Beiboot nt; (= sailing boat)(Segel)jolle f
References in classic literature ?
She sent out her yawl, and we went aboard, and she was from Cincinnati; and when they found we only wanted to go four or five mile they was booming mad, and gave us a cussing, and said they wouldn't land us.
If gentlemen kin afford to pay a dollar a mile apiece to be took on and put off in a yawl, a steam- boat kin afford to carry 'em, can't it?
A schooner, yawl, or cutter in charge of a capable man seems to handle herself as if endowed with the power of reasoning and the gift of swift execution.
I’ve often heard of that Bay of State,” said Benjamin, “but can’t say that I’ve ever been in it, nor do I know exactly whereaway it is that it lays; but I suppose there is good anchorage in it, and that it’s no bad place for the taking of ling; but for size it can’t be so much as a yawl to a sloop of war compared with the Bay of Biscay, or, mayhap, Torbay.
They took leave of their comrades and started off on their several courses with stout hearts and cheerful countenances; though these lonely cruisings into a wild and hostile wilderness seem to the uninitiated equivalent to being cast adrift in the ship's yawl in the midst of the ocean.
He steered his geese with that stick as easily as another man would steer a yawl.
This kiss given, Grimaud jumped from the step of the mole upon the stem of a two-oared yawl, which had just been taken in tow by a
Among other things, in the six exciting years of their marriage she had climbed Chimborazo with him, made a three-thousand-mile winter journey with dogs and sleds in Alaska, ridden a horse from Canada to Mexico, cruised the Mediterranean in a ten-ton yawl, and canoed from Germany to the Black Sea across the heart of Europe.
By the middle of the next day the yawl was aground, and from the shoalness of the water could not proceed any higher.
I believe he had seen us out of the window coming off to dine in the dinghy of a fourteen-ton yawl belonging to Marlow my host and skipper.
The Nellie, a cruising yawl, swung to her anchor with- out a flutter of the sails, and was at rest.
There are plenty of little yachts and yawls at Calcutta or Madras which would serve our turn well.