yacht (plural yachts)
- A slick and light ship for making pleasure trips or racing on water, having sails but often motor-powered. At times used as a residence offshore on a dock.
- Would you like to go sailing on my uncle’s yacht?
- You are a true yachtsman! Are you a member of the local yacht club?
- Any vessel used for private, noncommercial purposes.
- 1907, Robert William Chambers, chapter VI, in The Younger Set, New York, N.Y.: D. Appleton & Company, OCLC 24962326 ↗:
- “I don’t mean all of your friends—only a small proportion—which, however, connects your circle with that deadly, idle, brainless bunch—the insolent chatterers at the opera, […], the chlorotic squatters on huge yachts, […], the neurotic victims of mental cirrhosis, the jewelled animals whose moral code is the code of the barnyard—!"
yacht (yachts, present participle yachting; past and past participle yachted)Translations
- Spanish: ir en yate