• (British) IPA: /jɒt/
  • (America) IPA: /jɑt/

yacht (plural yachts)

  1. 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?
  2. 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—!"
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yacht (yachts, present participle yachting; past and past participle yachted)

  1. (intransitive) To sail, voyage, or race in a yacht.
  • Spanish: ir en yate

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