Terminology from the Age of Sail

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Yawl: Originally a double-ended clinker built Scandinavian yol. Later becomes: 1. A small two-masted sailing vessel with the mizzenmast stepped astern of the rudder post. Similar to a ketch, which has its mizzenmast stepped forward of the rudder head or post.

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2. A ship's boat, smaller but similar to a pinnace, usually rowed by four to six oars.

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