Apparently from Low German and Middle Low German jolle, or Dutch jol, possibly ultimately from a Proto-Germanic derivative of Proto-Indo-European *h₂ewlos (“tube”), see also Lithuanian aulas, Norwegian aul, Hittite [script needed] (auli-, “tube-shaped organ in the neck”), Albanian hollë, Latin alvus.
yawl (plural yawls)
- A small ship's boat, usually rowed by four or six oars.
- A fore-and-aft rigged sailing vessel with two masts, main and mizzen, the mizzen stepped abaft the rudder post.
- 1899 Feb, Joseph Conrad, “The Heart of Darkness”, in Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, page 193:
- The “Nellie,” a cruising yawl, swung to her anchor without a flutter of the sails, and was at rest.
- To cry out; to howl.
yawl m (plural yawls)
- yawl (type of boat)
- “yawl”, in Trésor de la langue française informatisé [Digitized Treasury of the French Language], 2012.
yawl m (genitive singular yawl, plural yawlyn)