Meaning of YACHT in English

YACHT

[ jɒt ]

■ noun a medium-sized sailing boat equipped for cruising or racing.

↘a powered boat equipped for cruising.

■ verb race or cruise in a ~.

Derivatives

~ing noun

Origin

C16: from early mod. Du. jaghte , from jaghtschip 'fast pirate ship', from jag(h)t 'hunting' + schip 'ship'.

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