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Definition of "yacht" [yacht]

  • Any of various relatively small sailing or motor-driven vessels, generally with smart graceful lines, used for pleasure cruises or racing. (noun)
  • To sail, cruise, or race in a yacht. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "yacht" in a sentence
  • "Now when many individuals hear the term yacht club they see a collection of yacht owners gathering often to talk about their marine experiences."
  • "Men stopped wearing hats overnight, and churches may empty in a heartbeat, but a yacht is forever."
  • "The yacht is capable of 45 miles an hour with its 4,000 horsepower engine and when the Italians try to make a getaway in their skiff, the Streak streaks for them, "pulsing and vibrating and roaring like a thing alive" until the thieves haul in their oars and surrender."