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yawl

Pronunciation: /jɔːl/

Translation of yawl in Spanish:

noun/nombre

[Nautical/Náutica]
  • 1.1 (sailing boat) yola (feminine) ([ de vela ])
    Example sentences
    • He was an inspiration to those who wished to get out and sail in the yawl but were seeking the courage to do so.
    • That objective had been achieved with over twenty yawls now sailing in Achill.
    • Have you been in a place where trends are announced through a yawl's foghorn?
    1.2 (rowing boat) yola (feminine) ([ de remos ])
    Example sentences
    • Yawls had a single mast, and could also be rowed with four or six oars. They were most commonly used to carry ship’s stores and provisions.

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