Meaning of YACHT in English

YACHT

n. & v.

n. 1 a light sailing-vessel, esp. equipped for racing. 2 a larger usu. power-driven vessel equipped for cruising. 3 a light vessel for travel on sand or ice.

v.intr. race or cruise in a yacht. yacht-club a club esp. for yacht-racing. yachting n.

[ early mod.Du. jaghte = jaghtschip fast pirate-ship f. jag(h)t chase f. jagen to hunt + schip SHIP ]

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