Meaning of YACHT in English


I. ˈyät noun

Etymology: obsolete Dutch jaght, from Middle Low German jacht, short for jachtschip, literally, hunting ship

Date: 1557

: any of various recreational watercraft: as

a. : a sailboat used for racing

b. : a large usually motor-driven craft used for pleasure cruising

II. intransitive verb

Date: 1836

: to race or cruise in a yacht

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.