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Meaning of YAWL

Pronunciation:  yol

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a sailing vessel with two masts; a small mizzen is aft of the rudderpost
  2. [n]  a ship's small boat (usually rowed by 4 or 6 oars)
  3. [v]  emit long loud cries; "wail in self-pity"; "howl with sorrow"

YAWL is a 4 letter word that starts with Y.


 Synonyms: howl, roar, ululate, wail
 See Also: call, cry, holler, hollo, jolly, jolly boat, sailing ship, sailing vessel, scream, shout, shout out, small boat, squall, waul, wawl, yell



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Yawl\, n. [D. jol; akin to LG. & Dan. jolle, Sw. julle.
    Cf. {Jolly-boat}.] (Naut.)
    A small ship's boat, usually rowed by four or six oars.
    [Written also {yaul}.]
  2. \Yawl\, v. i. [OE. [yogh]aulen, [yogh]oulen, gaulen,
    goulen, Icel. gaula to low, bellow. Cf. {Gowl}.]
    To cry out like a dog or cat; to howl; to yell. --Tennyson.
          There howling Scyllas yawling round about. --Fairfax.