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Definition of the noun yawl

What does yawl mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: yawls

  1. a ship's small boat (usually rowed by 4 or 6 oars)
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic term: small boat = a boat that is small
    • more specific terms: jolly boat / jolly = a yawl used by a ship's sailors for general work
  2. a sailing vessel with two masts; a small mizzen is aft of the rudderpost

Definition of the verb yawl

What does yawl mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: yawled | yawling | yawls

  1. emit long loud cries

Alternative definition of the verb yawl


  1. To cry out; to howl;


  1. Yawl a.k.a. Boat: A boat is a watercraft of any size designed to float or plane, to work or travel on water. Small boats are typically found on inland or in protected coastal areas. However, boats such as the whaleboat were designed for operation from a ship in an offshore environment. In naval terms, a boat is a vessel small enough to be carried aboard another vessel. Another less restrictive definition is a vessel that can be lifted out of the water. Some definitions do not make a distinction in size, as 1000-foot bulk freighters on the Great Lakes are called oreboats. For reasons of naval tradition, submarines are usually referred to as 'boats' rather than 'ships', regardless of their size and shape.
  2. YAWL is a workflow language based on workflow patterns. The language is supported by a software system that includes an execution engine, a graphical editor and a worklist handler. The system is available as Open source software under the LGPL license.

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Google previewModeling Service Systems (2015)

by Ralph D. Badinelli

YAWL is a business process modeling language describing the sequences of tasks, or workflows, that are required to...

Google previewBusiness Process Management (2006)

4th International Conference, BPM 2006, Vienna, Austria, September 5-7, 2006, Proceedings by Schahram Dustdar, José Luiz Fiadeiro, Amit Sheth

The workflow language YAWL is a general and powerful language grounded in workflow patterns and in Petri nets [3]. The introduction of new concepts such as cancellation regions or OR-joins in workflows requires the adaptation of existing ...

Google previewThe Autobiography of Ashley Bowen (1728-1813) (2006)

by Daniel Vickers

A yawl is a small ship's boat, usually with four or six oars. 28 The New Mole was one ...

Google previewModern Business Process Automation, YAWL and its Support Environment (2016)

Business, Business by CTI Reviews

YAWL is a workflow language based on the Workflow patterns. The language is supported byasoftwaresystem thatincludes an execution engine, a graphical editor and a worklist handler. The system isavailable as Open source software under ...

Google previewClassic Classes (2013)

by Vanessa Bird

The Devon Yawl is a one-design, governed by strict rules so that all the boats built are identical, while the mahogany-planked Salcombe Yawls have evolved considerably. The first 20 years of production saw over 200 Devon Yawls being ...

Google previewWeb Services and Formal Methods (2006)

Third International Workshop, WS-FM 2006, Vienna, Austria, September 8-9, 2006, Proceedings by Mario Bravetti, Manuel Núñez, Gianluigi Zavattaro

YAWL is a workflow language with a well defined formal semantics that implements the most common workflow patterns. In this paper we provide a methodology for translating BPEL processes into YAWL workflows, thus paving the way for the ...

Google previewMarine Engineering/log (1905)

The truth about the yawl is that the rig breaks up the sail area and reduces it for racing purposes, and that it does not seem to be of any use at sea. If the jigger were carried when laid to, the boat would go all the way around on the other tack ...

Google previewMarine Engineering (1905)

The truth about the yawl is that the rig breaks up the sail area and reduces it for racing purposes, and that it does not seem to be of any use at sea. If the jigger were carried when laid to, the boat would go all the way around on the other tack ...

Google previewPredictive Simplicity (2013)

Induction Exhum'd by George J. Klir

A yawl is a two- masted ...

Google previewThe Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Ships and Boats (2003)

by Graham Blackburn

YAWL (NORWAY YAWL) 381 Apart from the particular Yawls mentioned below, the word today refers to any two-masted boat having a mainmast, and a small mizzenmast abaft the steering gear (in distinction to a KETCH, whose mizzen mast ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia of Sport: A-Eel (1900)

by Henry Charles Howard Earl of Suffolk and Berkshire

Each canoe yawl shall be fitted with two fixed transverse bulkheads to be approved by the sailing committee such bulkheads shall not be more than 10 ft. nor less than 6 ft. apart and shall have between them a suitable well or hatchway ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Third Edition (2014)

by Khosrow-Pour, Mehdi

YAWL also supports cancellation of activities, cases etc, using a notation that indicates token removal. Branching patterns are directly supported through special tasks used for modeling AND/OR/XOR splits and joins, while the data perspective ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the English Language (1828)

by Samuel Johnson, John Walker, Robert S. Jameson

A little vessel belong- YAUL, (yawl) } ingtoa ship, for convenience of passing to and from it. To YAWL, (yowl) See To Yell. To YAWN, (yawn) v.n. To gape; to osci- tate ; to have the mouth opened involuntarily by fumes, as in sleepiness ; to open ...

Google previewA Naval Encyclopaedia: Comprising a Dictionary of Nautical Words and Phrases (1884)

Biographical Notices, and Records of Naval Officers; Special Articles on Naval Art and Science

The number of cutters and yawls has increased at a rapid pace during the past two years, the yawl having almost entirely superseded the sloop in the San Francisco Yacht Club. These rigs require only to become better known to be ...

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Yawl Meaning

Video shows what yawl means. A small ship's boat, usually rowed by four or six oars.. A fore and aft rigged sailing vessel with two masts, main and mizzen, the ...

Scrabble value of Y4A1W4L1

The value of this 4-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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