yachting

[ yot-ing ]
/ ˈyɒt ɪŋ /

noun

the practice or sport of sailing or voyaging in a yacht.

Origin of yachting

First recorded in 1830–40; yacht + -ing1

Definition for yachting (2 of 2)

yacht
[ yot ]
/ yɒt /

noun

a vessel used for private cruising, racing, or other noncommercial purposes.

verb (used without object)

to sail, voyage, or race in a yacht.

Origin of yacht

1550–60; < early Dutch jaght, short for jaghtschip hunting ship, equivalent to Dutch jacht hunt (derivative of jagen to hunt) + schip ship1

OTHER WORDS FROM yacht

yacht·y, adjectivesu·per·yacht, noun

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH yacht

barge boat canoe cruise ship sailboat ship yacht
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British Dictionary definitions for yachting (1 of 2)

yachting
/ (ˈjɒtɪŋ) /

noun

  1. the sport or practice of navigating a yacht
  2. (as modifier)yachting clothes

British Dictionary definitions for yachting (2 of 2)

yacht
/ (jɒt) /

noun

a vessel propelled by sail or power, used esp for pleasure cruising, racing, etc

verb

(intr) to sail or cruise in a yacht

Word Origin for yacht

C16: from obsolete Dutch jaghte, short for jahtschip, from jagen to chase + schip ship
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