a.1.(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.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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The latter yacht is still yawl-rigged, just as she was when CYCA founder Merv Davey skippered her to a line honours victory for owner AW Edwards.
Ian Kiernan and new co-owner, Tiare Tomaszewski and her brother Ben, have entered the classic yawl-rigged Tasman Seabird Sanyo Marls to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the boat's launching by marine artist Jack Earl, Tiare and Ben's grandfather.
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Despite finishing last in the 14-boat fleet, Ian Kiernan's classic timber, yawl-rigged Sanyo Maris celebrated the 50th anniversary of her launching with an overall win on IRC handicap.