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 For decades, Honey and Popo circumnavigated the globe, ballooning over vineyards in Burgundy and exploring Chilean ice fields by catamaran. Sallie Lewis, Condé Nast Traveler, 10 May 2021 In addition, guests can book a private catamaran while enjoying the sunset on the bay. Rachel King, Fortune, 31 May 2021 Erussard, who also had a background as a merchant navy officer, then assembled a team of professionals to help transform the catamaran into the Energy Observer. J.d. Morris, San Francisco Chronicle, 10 May 2021 San Francisco’s Pier 9 has a new visitor: a futuristic catamaran that is completely powered by carbon-free energy. J.d. Morris, San Francisco Chronicle, 10 May 2021 Ask the Paradise View concierge about chartering a catamaran for a sunset cruise on the brilliant blue Aegean Sea or set off on foot to tour the très chic boutiques and ancestral chapels in labyrinthine Chora. Ashlea Halpern, Marie Claire, 5 May 2021 Sanne Wesselman, a marketing consultant who lives on a catamaran in the Caribbean, stumbled upon the St. Maarten fee on a recent visit to the island. Washington Post, 5 May 2021 They are then transported by boat to a remote beach armed with a custom map for an elaborate treasure hunt followed by a sail to Dog Islands on a catamaran. Laurie Werner, Forbes, 8 Apr. 2021 The Geico Skytypers, always an Air Show crowd-pleaser for their white-smoke skywriting and aerobatic loops, will send one of their WWII aircrafts to face off against Miss Geico, a 47-foot catamaran. Phillip Valys,, 5 May 2021

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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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15 Jun 2021

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“Catamaran.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of catamaran

: a boat with two hulls


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