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
The foiling catamarans can reach up to speeds up to 60 miles an hour!
Team New Zealand was the only syndicate that didn’t sign a framework agreement that calls for the next two America’s Cup regattas to be sailed in catamarans in 2019 and 2021.
The catamaran that the couple was traveling on has also vanished, according to the Post.
As much as Oracle simply sailed its catamaran better as the comeback progressed, there was a defining moment at a news conference.
Armstrong will build the catamaran-style vessel in Swansboro.
Its enormous, catamaran-like aircraft will carry ‘air launch vehicles’ between its two fuselages and hoist them into the upper atmosphere.
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.
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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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