- n a ship's small boat (usually rowed by 4 or 6 oars)
- n a sailing vessel with two masts; a small mizzen is aft of the rudderpost
- v emit long loud cries
- The yawl had been a life boat on board the yacht of Novelist Zane Grey.
- With his light hull and yawl rig, Nick Geib could hoist plenty of canvas, and the race was a spinnaker run most of the way.
- In the lead was Royono, a big yawl from the Great Lakes, practically becalmed.