ketch

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ketch

noun \ˈkech\

: a type of sailboat that has two masts

Full Definition of KETCH

:  a fore-and-aft rigged vessel similar to a yawl but with a larger mizzen sail and with the mizzenmast stepped farther forward

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Origin of KETCH

alteration of catch, from Middle English cache
First Known Use: circa 1649

Other Nautical Terms

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

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