catamaran

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

Definition of catamaran

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

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Origin and Etymology of catamaran

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


First Known Use: 1673

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CATAMARAN Defined for English Language Learners

catamaran

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

Definition of catamaran for English Language Learners

  • : a boat with two hulls



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