Definition of "yawls" []

  • A two-masted sailing vessel, rigged fore-and-aft, with a large mainmast and a small mizzenmast stepped aft of the rudderpost (noun)
  • A ship's small boat, usually rowed by four or six oars (noun)
  • Plural form of yawl. (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016 : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "yawls" in a sentence
  • "Old gaff rigs, sloops, 12-Metres, Eight-Metres and yawls were the choice yachts for Europe's aristocracy a century ago."
  • "The sight of that long dark beauty, and of the sloops and yawls and cutters and schooners nestling in the harbor, many of them secured now on their moorings, paralyzed me with longing."
  • "Do you see yonder, close by our ship, two barks, three sloops, five ships, eight pinks, four yawls, and six frigates making towards us, sent by the good people of the neighbouring island to our relief?"
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