Meaning of “yacht” in the English Dictionary

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"yacht" in British English

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yachtnoun [ C ]

uk /jɒt/ us /jɑːt/

B2 a boat with sails and sometimes an engine, used for either racing or travelling on for pleasure:

a luxury yacht
a yacht club

More examples

  • They spent their annual holiday on a chartered yacht in the Caribbean.
  • He spent three days adrift on his yacht.
  • His eyes were fixed on the distant yacht.
  • If they can afford a yacht, they must be rolling in it.
  • She sailed around the world single-handed in her yacht.

(Definition of “yacht” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"yacht" in American English

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yachtnoun [ C ]

us /jɑt/

a large and usually expensive boat, used for racing or for traveling around for pleasure:

Now he’s had to sell his yacht, his place in the Bahamas, his wife’s diamonds.

(Definition of “yacht” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)