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catamaran

catamaran

noun cat·a·ma·ran \ˌka-tə-mə-ˈran, ˈka-tə-mə-ˌran\

: a boat with two hulls

Full Definition of CATAMARAN

:  a vessel (as a sailboat) with twin hulls and usually a deck or superstructure connecting the hulls

Illustration of CATAMARAN

Origin of CATAMARAN

Tamil kaṭṭumaram, from kaṭṭu to tie + maram tree, wood
First Known Use: 1673

Other Nautical Terms

avast, aweigh, flotsam, jib, keel, lee, port, starboard, stay

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