What does the word yawl mean?

Usage examples for 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 by Albert Bigelow Paine
  2. To remain in the yawl was to court a lingering and terrible death. – Ralph Granger's Fortunes by 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 by Henry Seton Merriman