land yacht


noun

a wind-driven vehicle with a mast and sails, having three wheels, a single seat, and a steering wheel, used especially on beaches and other sandy areas.

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Also called sand yacht.

Origin of land yacht

First recorded in 1925–30

Words nearby land yacht

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British Dictionary definitions for land yacht

land yacht

noun

a three-wheeled recreational vehicle with a sail, used on land and propelled by wind power
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