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1    a vessel propelled by sail or power, used esp. for pleasure cruising, racing, etc.  
2       short for       sand yacht       ice yacht  
3    intr   to sail or cruise in a yacht  
     (C16: from obsolete Dutch jaghte, short for jahtschip, from jagen to chase + schip ship)  

ice yacht  
      n   a sailing craft having a cross-shaped frame with a cockpit and runners for travelling over ice,   (Also called)    iceboat  
sand yacht  
      n   a wheeled boat with sails, built to be propelled over sand, esp. beaches, by the wind  
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