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[yots-muh n] /ˈyɒts mən/
noun, plural yachtsmen.
a person who owns or sails a yacht, or who is devoted to yachting.
Origin of yachtsman
First recorded in 1860-65; yacht + 's1 + -man
Related forms
yachtsmanship, yachtmanship, noun
Usage note
See -man. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • For this particular work the yachtsman should put on a medium rudder.

    Boys' Book of Model Boats Raymond Francis Yates
  • "In their turn," warned the yachtsman, showing that he resented this intrusion.

    Blow The Man Down Holman Day
  • Benton and Von Ritz went to the gangway, where the yachtsman bent forward to give some direction to the boat crew below.

    The Lighted Match Charles Neville Buck
  • Lastly, let no yachtsman speak contemptuously of the Solent.

    Yachting Vol. 1 Various.
  • Chesapeake Bay is a noble stretch of water that is almost unknown to the yachtsman.

    Yachting Vol. 2 Various.
  • "In th' ol' times whin I was a yachtsman—" began Mr. Dooley.

    Mr. Dooley's Philosophy Finley Peter Dunne
  • When the yachtsman joined her, she read in his eyes that he had been long awake and was deeply troubled.

    The Lighted Match Charles Neville Buck
  • The assurances of his friend, the yachtsman, gave him no confidence.

    The Boy With the U.S. Miners Francis Rolt-Wheeler
  • The old fisherman's anchor with a movable stock is, after all, as good an anchor as any yachtsman need want.

    Yachting Vol. 1 Various.
  • He dare be sure only that the yachtsman he had rescued was either a villain or a maniac.

    When the Cock Crows Waldron Baily
British Dictionary definitions for yachtsman


noun (pl) -men, -women
a person who sails a yacht or yachts
Derived Forms
yachtsmanship, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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