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