Definition of yawl:
dandy, dude, boat, mewl, gallant, sheik, bellow, thunder, whimper, sailboat, wail, wrawl, fop, ketch, yammer, pule, roar, fashion plate, yaup, jolly-boat, ship, howl, ululate, yowl, beau, swell, clotheshorse.
- "Paul Jones", Hutchins Hapgood.
Jimmy sprang for a coil of rope; Billy and the others threw themselves after him; while half a dozen men working around the small eddy in the lee of the diminutive island caught up the oars and made a dash for the yawl.- "The Veiled Lady and Other Men and Women", F. Hopkinson Smith.
She was yawl- rigged, pulled six oars, and her full carrying capacity was twenty- four persons, for which number she carried provisions and water enough to last, according to a carefully regulated scale, four days, or even six days at a pinch.- "The Strange Adventures of Eric Blackburn", Harry Collingwood.