Yacht measurement. See the Note under Tonnage, 4.

(Yacht), v. i. To manage a yacht; to voyage in a yacht.

(Yacht"er) n. One engaged in sailing a jacht.

(Yacht"ing), n. Sailing for pleasure in a yacht.

(Yacht"man) n. See Yachtsman.

(Yachts"man) n.; pl. Yachtsmen One who owns or sails a yacht; a yachter.

(Yaf) obs. imp. of Give. [AS. geaf, imp. of giefan to give. See Give] Gave. See Give. Chaucer.

(Yaf"fin*gale) n. [See Yaffle, and cf. Nightingale.] (Zoöl.) The yaffle. [Prov. Eng.]

(Yaf"fle) n. [Probably imitative of its call or cry.] (Zoöl.) The European green woodpecker It is noted for its loud laughlike note. Called also eccle, hewhole, highhoe, laughing bird, popinjay, rain bird, yaffil, yaffler, yaffingale, yappingale, yackel, and woodhack.

(Ya"ger) n. [G. jäger a hunter, from jagen to chase, hunt.] (Mil.) In the German army, one belonging to a body of light infantry armed with rifles, resembling the chasseur of the French army. [Written also jager.]

(Ya`gua*run"di) n. (Zoöl.) Same as Jaguarondi. [Written also yaguarondi, and yagouarondi.]

(||Yaj"ur-Ve"da) (yaj"ûr-va`da or -ve`da), n. [Skr. yajur- veda.] See Veda.

(Yak) n. [Thibetan gyag.] (Zoöl.) A bovine mammal (Poëphagus grunnies) native of the high plains of Central Asia. Its neck, the outer side of its legs, and its flanks, are covered with long, flowing, fine hair. Its tail is long and bushy, often white, and is valued as an ornament and for other purposes in India and China. There are several domesticated varieties, some of which lack the mane and the long hair on the flanks. Called also chauri gua, grunting cow, grunting ox, sarlac, sarlik, and sarluc.

Yak lace, a coarse pillow lace made from the silky hair of the yak.

(Yak"a*milk) n. (Zoöl.) See Trumpeter, 3 (a).

(Yak"a*re`) n. (Zoöl.) Same as Yacare.

(Ya"kin) n. (Zoöl.) A large Asiatic antelope (Budorcas taxicolor) native of the higher parts of the Himalayas and other lofty mountains. Its head and neck resemble those of the ox, and its tail is like that of the goat. Called also budorcas.

(Ya*koots") n. pl.; sing. Yakoot (Ethnol.) A nomadic Mongolian tribe native of Northern Siberia, and supposed to be of Turkish stock. They are mainly pastoral in their habits. [Written also Yakuts.]

(||Yak"sha) n. [Skr.] (Hindoo Myth.) A kind of demigod attendant on Kuvera, the god of wealth.

(Ya"lah) n. The oil of the mahwa tree.

(Yam) n. [Pg. inhame, probably from some native name.] (Bot.) A large, esculent, farinaceous tuber of various climbing plants of the genus Dioscorea; also, the plants themselves. Mostly natives of

convey distinguished persons from one place to another; a seagoing vessel used only for pleasure trips, racing, etc.

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