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yawl (n.)

type of ship's boat, 1660s, apparently from Middle Low German jolle or Dutch jol "a Jutland boat" (according to a 1708 source), of uncertain origin. Also borrowed into French (yole), Italian (jolo), Russian (yal).

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Definitions of yawl
1
yawl (n.)
a ship's small boat (usually rowed by 4 or 6 oars);
yawl (n.)
a sailing vessel with two masts; a small mizzen is aft of the rudderpost;
Synonyms: dandy
2
yawl (v.)
emit long loud cries;
Synonyms: howl / ululate / wail / roar / yaup
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