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.

Phrases and idioms:

yacht-club a club esp. for yacht-racing.

Derivatives:

yachting n.

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

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.