[yots-muh n]

noun, plural yachts·men.

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 formsyachts·man·ship, yacht·man·ship, noun

Usage note

See -man. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for yachtsman

Historical Examples of yachtsman

  • "There is nothing," and now the yachtsman could not help noticing the coldness in Viola's voice.

    The Golf Course Mystery

    Chester K. Steele

  • Lastly, let no yachtsman speak contemptuously of the Solent.

  • As an introduction, however, to the remarks which follow, my career as a yachtsman may be summarised in the most condensed form.

  • The more the yachtsman slackens out his sail, the more it will help the boat along.

    Boys' Book of Model Boats

    Raymond Francis Yates

  • The cheerful reader feels as ready for Æschylus and his furies as the yachtsman for his sail on a choppy sea.

British Dictionary definitions for yachtsman


feminine yachtswoman

noun plural -men or -women

a person who sails a yacht or yachts
Derived Formsyachtsmanship, noun
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