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From Norwegian yngling, Swedish yngling (youngster); from Old Norse ungr (young) + -lingr (diminutive suffix, compare -ling), also a surname in Old Norse. Doublet of youngling.



Yngling (plural Ynglings)

  1. A type of two-man keelboat from Norway.
    • 1994, Richard Sherwood, A Field Guide to Sailboats of North America, page 108:
      The Yngling is highly stable, with a beam-to-waterline ratio of .37 and with 50 percent of the weight in ballast.
    • 2004, The Engineering of Sport: 5: Volume 1, published by the International Sports Engineering Association, page 606:
      [...] of the Yngling was calculated based on the known mass of the boat, including all equipment, and an estimation of the mass of the three female crew members. A triangular surface mesh was constructed on the Yngling geometry, with computational cells clustered and refined in regions of predominant interest and high surface curvature eg keel/rudder leading and trailing edges.
    • 2008 (or 2004 August 23?), Ron Pattenden, Land on my right: Solo sail round Britain on a Laser, Lulu.com, →ISBN, page 91:
      And what a terrific performance by our girls in the Yngling. [] A strange name - do you Yngle it or sail it.
    • 2009, Garry Hoyt, Go for the Green: The New Case for Sail and Solar Power, page 35:
      For example, to insist on the inclusion of female match racing in Ynglings amounts to a foolish fixation on an arcane and visually unexciting aspect of the sport.

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  • This noun is usually capitalized, but is sometimes written in lowercase, as yngling. (It is not a trademark or brand name, and does not derive from the proper noun below.)

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  1. A surname from Old Norse, from Old Norse, especially used of members of the oldest known Scandinavian dynasty, the Ynglings, who were supposedly descended from Frey.

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