Meaning of YACHT in English

YACHT

/ jɒt; NAmE jɑːt/ ( NAmE also sail·boat ) noun

a large sailing boat, often also with an engine and a place to sleep on board, used for pleasure trips and racing :

a yacht club / race

a motor yacht

a luxury yacht

—compare dinghy

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WORD ORIGIN

mid 16th cent.: from early modern Dutch jaghte , from jaghtschip fast pirate ship, from jag(h)t hunting + schip ship.

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.