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Ketch vs. Yawl

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Ketchnoun

A fore-and-aft rigged sailing vessel with two masts, main and mizzen, the mizzen being stepped forward of the rudder post.

Yawlnoun

A small ship's boat, usually rowed by four or six oars.

Ketchnoun

A hangman.

Yawlnoun

A fore-and-aft rigged sailing vessel with two masts, main and mizzen, the mizzen stepped abaft the rudder post.

Ketchverb

(rare) To hang.

Yawlverb

To cry out; to howl.

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Ketchnoun

An almost obsolete form of sailing vessel, with a mainmast and a mizzenmast, - usually from one hundred to two hundred and fifty tons burden.

Yawlnoun

A small ship's boat, usually rowed by four or six oars.

Ketchnoun

In modern usage, a sailing vessel having two masts, with the main mast taller than the aftermost, or mizzen, mast.

Yawlnoun

A fore-and-aft-rigged vessel with two masts, a mainmast carrying a mainsail and jibs, taller than the mizzenmast and stepped a little farther forward than in a sloop, and with the mizzenmast, or jiggermast far aft, usually placed aft of the water line or aft the rudder post. The mizzenmast of a yawl is smaller, and set further aft, than that of a sloop.

Ketchnoun

A hangman. See Jack Ketch.

Yawlverb

To cry out like a dog or cat; to howl; to yell.

‘There howling Scyllas yawling round about.’;

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Ketchverb

To catch.

‘To ketch him at a vantage in his snares.’;

Yawlnoun

a ship's small boat (usually rowed by 4 or 6 oars)

Ketchnoun

a sailing vessel with two masts; the mizzen is forward of the rudderpost

Yawlnoun

a sailing vessel with two masts; a small mizzen is aft of the rudderpost

Ketch

A ketch is a two-masted sailboat whose mainmast is taller than the mizzen mast (or aft-mast), generally in a 40-foot or bigger boat. The name ketch is derived from catch.

Yawlverb

emit long loud cries;

‘wail in self-pity’; ‘howl with sorrow’;

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Yawl

A yawl is a type of boat. The term has several meanings.

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