yawl

Definition of yawl

Pronunciation: yạl
n.1.(Naut.) A small ship's boat, usually rowed by four or six oars.
2.A fore-and-aft-rigged vessel with two masts, a mainmast carrying a mainsail and jibs, taller than the mizzenmast and stepped a little farther forward than in a sloop, and with the mizzenmast, or jiggermast far aft, usually placed aft of the water line or aft the rudder post. The mizzenmast of a yawl is smaller, and set further aft, than that of a sloop.
v. i.1.To cry out like a dog or cat; to howl; to yell.
There howling Scyllas yawling round about.
- Fairfax.

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call, cry, holler, hollo, howl, roar, scream, shout, shout out, squall, ululate, wail, waul, wawl, yell
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