yawl :

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  • 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.

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