Part of speech: noun

A ship's boat.

Part of speech: noun

A small sailing vessel rigged like a sloop, with a small additional mast in the stern.

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Usage examples "yawl":

  1. We had been out in the yawl from four in the morning until half- past nine without being near a fire. - "The Boys' Life of Mark Twain", Albert Bigelow Paine.
  2. To remain in the yawl was to court a lingering and terrible death. - "Ralph Granger's Fortunes", William Perry Brown.
  3. As the yawl swung slowly round and stood out to sea, Christian turned to climb up Bury Bluff. - "The Slave Of The Lamp", Henry Seton Merriman.