Yacht (?), n. [D. jagt, jacht; perhaps properly, a hase, hunting, from. jagen to chase, hunt, akin to G. jagen, OHG. jagn, of uncertain origin; or perhaps akin to OHG. gahi quick, sudden (cf. Gay).] Naut.

A light and elegantly furnished vessel, used either for private parties of pleasure, or as a vessel of state to convey distinguished persons from one place to another; a seagoing vessel used only for pleasure trips, racing, etc.

Yacht measurement. See the Note under Tonnage, 4.


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Yacht, v. i.

To manage a yacht; to voyage in a yacht.


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