cat·​a·​ma·​ran | \ ˌka-tə-mə-ˈran How to pronounce catamaran (audio) , ˈka-tə-mə-ˌran \

Definition of catamaran

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

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Examples of catamaran in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The catamaran race includes a group of young sailors who are taking part in the 1851 Trust, which was co-founded by Ainslie, and connects young folks to STEM and sustainability efforts through sporting events. Aimée Lutkin, ELLE, 31 July 2022 Later this year, the resort will debut Serenity, the island’s only luxury catamaran, for champagne cruises and snorkeling sessions to the Biosphere Reserve protected reef. Katie Lockhart, Robb Report, 31 May 2022 That’s the thinking behind a bonkers new amphibious catamaran concept called Pagurus—Latin for crab—from the designers at Italian studio Lazzarini. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 31 Dec. 2021 From a catamaran getaway in Mexico’s Baja California Sur to a romantic dinner on a Venetian Gondola in Marina del Ray, there are escapes ready to accommodate all manner of traveler. J.d. Simkins, Sunset Magazine, 26 May 2022 After an onboard lunch, the crew will turn the catamaran experience into an over-water dance party that gets even the most serious travelers to loosen up. Joni Sweet, Forbes, 18 Apr. 2022 Featuring naval architecture by the Marc Lombard Design Group, the offshore catamaran sports a sleek, aluminum hull and composite deck like its smaller predecessors. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 4 Apr. 2022 Such incidents are not uncommon in competitive catamaran racing. Gregory Thomas, San Francisco Chronicle, 22 Mar. 2022 Before the 2013 America's Cup, Lenny raced his kite board against Spithill's 72-foot catamaran. Bernie Wilson, ajc, 22 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of catamaran

1673, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for catamaran

Tamil kaṭṭumaram, from kaṭṭu to tie + maram tree, wood

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The first known use of catamaran was in 1673

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“Catamaran.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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