Definition of catamaran
: a vessel (such as a sailboat) with twin hulls and usually a deck or superstructure connecting the hulls
Recent Examples of catamaran from the Web
Isabella Hellman, 41, was last seen on Mother’s Day aboard a catamaran near the Bahamas with her new husband, Lewis Bennett.
Coming in at high speed, Burling dropped the catamaran off its foils and buried the starboard bow in the water to slow down.
The boats used in the last America’s Cup were 72-foot catamarans.
The Coast Guard took the four passengers from the catamaran to Dauphin Island Marina.
The two were on a catamaran, called Surf in the Summer, according to WPTV.
Bennett was able to get out a call for help before the catamaran capsized.
In Fort Lauderdale, two people were killed last Saturday when a catamaran crashed into their vessel from behind.
The Ocean Empire Life Sustaining Vessel catamaran is the creation of Richard Sauter of Sauter Carbon Offset Design.
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Origin and Etymology of catamaran
Tamil kaṭṭumaram, from kaṭṭu to tie + maram tree, wood
First Known Use: 1673See Words from the same year
CATAMARAN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of catamaran for English Language Learners
: a boat with two hulls
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