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yawl

Definitions of yawl
  1. noun
    a ship's small boat (usually rowed by 4 or 6 oars)
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    types:
    jolly, jolly boat
    a yawl used by a ship's sailors for general work
    type of:
    small boat
    a boat that is small
  2. noun
    a sailing vessel with two masts; a small mizzen is aft of the rudderpost
    synonyms: dandy
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    type of:
    sailing ship, sailing vessel
    a vessel that is powered by the wind; often having several masts
  3. verb
    emit long loud cries
    synonyms: howl, roar, ululate, wail, yaup
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    types:
    squall, waul, wawl
    make high-pitched, whiney noises
    type of:
    call, cry, holler, hollo, scream, shout, shout out, squall, yell
    utter a sudden loud cry
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