[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

  • For this particular work the yachtsman should put on a medium rudder.

    Boys' Book of Model Boats

    Raymond Francis Yates

  • The yachtsman, however, should not slacken them as for scudding.

    Boys' Book of Model Boats

    Raymond Francis Yates

  • "In their turn," warned the yachtsman, showing that he resented this intrusion.

  • But you're not like any yachtsman I ever met before, or any sailor of any sort.

    The Riddle of the Sands

    Erskine Childers

  • These disadvantages and uncertainties the yachtsman knows, and yet they are for him no deterrent.

    A Floating Home

    Cyril Ionides

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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