from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The art of navigating a yacht; the sport of sailing of traveling in a yacht. Also used attributively: as, a yachting voyage; a yachting suit.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Sailing for pleasure in a yacht.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Present participle of yacht.
  • noun A physical activity involving boats, be it racing sailing boats, cruising to distant shores, or day-sailing along a coast.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun water travel for pleasure


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