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From what language did the English word "yacht" derive?

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From what language did the English word "yacht" derive?
posted Jun 1 by Chahat Sharma

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Dutch
The word arrived in the English lexicon in the 16th and 17th centuries. The Dutch used the craft as light fast sailing ships for hunting or chasing, particularly effective in shallow waters.

answer Jun 2 by Madhavi Latha
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