[ yawl ]
/ yɔl /

noun, verb (used with or without object) British Dialect.

yowl; howl.

Origin of yawl

1300–50; Middle English; cf. yowl
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British Dictionary definitions for yawling (1 of 2)

/ (jɔːl) /


a two-masted sailing vessel, rigged fore-and-aft, with a large mainmast and a small mizzenmast stepped aft of the rudderpostCompare ketch, sloop
a ship's small boat, usually rowed by four or six oars

Word Origin for yawl

C17: from Dutch jol or Middle Low German jolle, of unknown origin

British Dictionary definitions for yawling (2 of 2)

/ (jɔːl) /


(intr) British dialect to howl, weep, or scream harshly; yowl

Word Origin for yawl

C14: from Low German jaulen; see yowl
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