yawl

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Apparently from Middle Low German jolle or Dutch jol.

Noun[edit]

yawl (plural yawls)

  1. A small ship's boat, usually rowed by four or six oars.
  2. A fore and aft rigged sailing vessel with two masts, main and mizzen, the mizzen stepped abaft the rudder post.
Translations[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Imitative.

Verb[edit]

yawl (third-person singular simple present yawls, present participle yawling, simple past and past participle yawled)

  1. To cry out; to howl.

Manx[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from English yawl.

Noun[edit]

yawl m (genitive yawl, plural yawlyn)

  1. yawl