A small ship's boat, usually rowed by four or six oars.
A fore-and-aft-rigged vessel with two masts, a mainmast carrying a mainsail and jibs, taller than the mizzenmast and stepped a little farther forward than in a sloop, and with the mizzenmast, or jiggermast far aft, usually placed aft of the water line or aft the rudder post. The mizzenmast of a yawl is smaller, and set further aft, than that of a sloop.
A vessel's small boat moved by one oar. Synonym: a jolly-boat. A small sailboat rigged fore-and-aft, with a short mizzenmast astern of the cockpit; distinguished from ketch.
A two-masted sailboat similar to a ketch, but with a smaller aftermast (mizzen or jigger) stepped abaft the tiller or wheel; a yawl's mizzen is smaller than a ketch's, as well as being placed farther aft.
a ship's small boat (usually rowed by 4 or 6 oars)
a sailing vessel with two masts; a small mizzen is aft of the rudderpost
a rig with two masts and the after mast (the mast that is further aft or further back in the boat) is aft of the rudder
a twenty-five foot boat with an in-board motor on it
a two-masted sailing boat with the smaller mizzen mast stepped right aft, behind the rudder post
a two-masted sailing ship
1). Southern version of ahoy. 2). A sailboat from South Carolina, with some good bourbon stored down yonder in the cabin.
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A yawl (from Dutch Jol) is a two-masted sailing craft similar to a sloop or cutter but with an additional mizzen mast well aft of the main mast, often right on the transom. A small mizzen sail is hoisted on the mizzen mast.