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.]


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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.


There howling Scyllas yawling round about. Fairfax.


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