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[ yots -m uh n ]

  • a person who owns or sails a yacht , or who is devoted to yachting . yacht .

/ ˈjɒtsmən /

  • a person who sails a yacht or yachts

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Gender note, derived forms.

  • ˈyachtsmanˌship , noun

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  • yachtsman·ship yachtman·ship noun

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Following an arrest for a DUI, assault and disorderly conduct in Colorado in 1974, she hitchhiked to Florida, where she married Lewis Gratz Fell, a wealthy yachtsman 50 years her senior in 1976.

One of the things which make a yachtsman ask if life is worth living is to run hard on the putty.

If the yachtsman has on board a seine net, he may realise something of the miraculous draught of fishes mentioned in the Bible.

The man had an air of easy assurance; and, besides, the request was one that any yachtsman would willingly grant.

Mr. Ford was an experienced yachtsman; would he look after the ladies, ask whom he liked?

No landsman, no amateur yachtsman, could write a book like this.

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Yachtsman in american english, examples of 'yachtsman' in a sentence yachtsman, trends of yachtsman.

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  • American English : yachtsman / yˈɒtsmən /
  • Brazilian Portuguese : iatista
  • Chinese : 帆船手
  • European Spanish : aficionado a la vela
  • French : navigateur
  • German : Segler
  • Italian : yachtsman
  • Japanese : ヨット乗り
  • Korean : 요트 타는 사람
  • European Portuguese : proprietário ou timoneiro de um iate
  • Latin American Spanish : aficionado a la vela

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Definition of yachtsman noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

  • a round-the-world yachtsman

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yachtman def (sportsman), (yóutǐngzhǔ) (owner)     ,             ,               or ,   or (yotto-nori)   ,     ,       (jaxtsmén)

Borrowed from English yachtsman .

  • IPA ( key ) : /jɔts.man/

yachtsman   m ( plural yachtsmans or yachtsmen , feminine yachtswoman )

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  • “ yachtsman ”, in Trésor de la langue française informatisé [ Digitized Treasury of the French Language ] , 2012 .

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Definition of yacht

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Definition of yacht  (Entry 2 of 2)

intransitive verb

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obsolete Dutch jaght , from Middle Low German jacht , short for jachtschip , literally, hunting ship

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1836, in the meaning defined above

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from obsolete Dutch jaght (now jacht ), short for jachtschip, literally, "hunting ship"

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What does the noun yachtman mean?

There is one meaning in OED's entry for the noun yachtman . See ‘Meaning & use’ for definition, usage, and quotation evidence.

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The earliest known use of the noun yachtman is in the 1820s.

OED's earliest evidence for yachtman is from 1820, in the Examiner .

yachtman is formed within English, by compounding.

Etymons: yacht n. , man n. 1

Nearby entries

  • yacht broker, n. 1882–
  • yachtdom, n. 1901–
  • yachter, n. 1828–
  • yachtery, n. 1861–
  • yachtian, n. 1842–
  • yachtie, n. 1874–
  • yachting, n. 1836–
  • yachting, adj. 1847–
  • yachtist, n. 1895–
  • yachtling, n. 1872–
  • yachtman, n. 1820–
  • yachtsman, n. 1862–
  • yachtsmanship, n. 1862–
  • yachty, adj. 1950–
  • yachty, adj. 1892–
  • yacht-yard, n. 1933–
  • yack, n.¹ 1789–
  • yack, n.² 1860–
  • yack, v. 1873–
  • yacker, n. 1882–
  • yacker, v. 1961–

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  • They spent their annual vacation on a chartered yacht in the Caribbean .
  • He spent three days adrift on his yacht.
  • His eyes were fixed on the distant yacht.
  • If they can afford a yacht, they must be rolling in it.
  • She sailed around the world single-handed in her yacht.
  • cabin cruiser
  • dragon boat
  • rubber dinghy

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