Definition of yacht in English:
1A medium-sized sailboat equipped for cruising or racing.
- A young woman who is a stewardess on a ferry becomes a skipper on a racing yacht.
- I asked to be transported to a sailing yacht, cruising just offshore of that beach.
- These craft run the gamut from sleek international racing yachts to historic workboats.
1.1 [with modifier] A powered boat or small ship equipped for cruising, typically for private or official use: a steam yacht
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- You may recall I told you about Lil who quit his job here to start a charter yacht business.
- She was a beautiful old steam yacht belonging originally to the Guinness family.
- Les Pompiers were out in force, and alongside the dock a bareboat charter yacht was half sunk.
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Race or cruise in a yacht.
- The only place Olga felt free was when the family yachted over to Fredensborg Palace in Denmark.
- There is also yachting, which is what I'm doing, and here things are much gentler.
- If the theatre bug hadn't got into her, she would probably have been a sailor, so passionate was she about yachting.
mid 16th century: from early modern Dutch jaghte, from jaghtschip 'fast pirate ship', from jag(h)t 'hunting' + schip 'ship'.
Words that rhyme with yachtallot, begot, Bernadotte, blot, bot, capot, clot, cocotte, cot, culotte, dot, forgot, garrotte (US garrote), gavotte, got, grot, hot, jot, knot, lot, Mayotte, motte, not, Ott, outshot, plot, pot, rot, sans-culotte, Scot, Scott, shallot, shot, slot, snot, sot, spot, squat, stot, swat, swot, tot, trot, twat, undershot, Wat, Watt, what, wot
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