"yawl" in the noun sense
a ship's small boat (usually rowed by 4 or 6 oars)
2. yawl, dandy
a sailing vessel with two masts a small mizzen is aft of the rudderpost
"yawl" in the verb sense
1. howl, ululate, wail, roar, yawl, yaup
emit long loud cries
"wail in self-pity"
"howl with sorrow"
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