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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Kazakevich and his crew, which ranged between two and six members along the route, sailed the inflatable catamaran Iskatel across the North Pacific Ocean to Homer, Alaska, last year. USA TODAY, "Animation behind bars, Elliott the elk, SkyStar: News from around our 50 states," 10 Sep. 2019 Kazakevich and his crew, which ranged between two and six members along the route, sailed the inflatable catamaran Iskatel across the North Pacific Ocean to Homer, Alaska, last year. Garland Kelly, Anchorage Daily News, "Russian retraces historic route to Sitka," 9 Sep. 2019 Book a day trip with East Island Excursions, which motors a small fleet of sleek, high-speed catamarans to Culebra. David Jefferys, Condé Nast Traveler, "How to Spend 72 Hours in San Juan, Puerto Rico," 6 Aug. 2019 Stewart said in the past few weeks, he's seen a huge uptick in the number of catamarans carrying up to 80 passengers setting off to sail by Epstein's place. Barnini Chakraborty, Fox News, "Jeffrey Epstein's notorious island now a tourist destination -- and businesses happy to oblige," 16 Aug. 2019 Plan your trip: Heron Island Get there: Take a 30 minute helicopter ride or sail two hours by catamaran from Gladstone, Queensland to Heron Island Resort. Anne Farrar, National Geographic, "You can now hail an Uber to the Great Barrier Reef," 19 June 2019 The families vacationed together in March on Rottnest Island off the coast of Hemsworth’s native Australia, with the Avengers: Endgame actor sharing video of the quartet riding a catamaran together. Rachel Desantis,, "Chris Hemsworth and Matt Damon Snap Selfies on Double Date Night with Their Wives," 13 June 2019 Both the 14-passenger BrewBoat and 16-passenger BrewBoat II are 31-foot catamarans propelled through the water by a large rear paddle wheel. Maura Zurick,, "Experience BrewBoat party cruise on Facebook Live today at 5 p.m. down Cuyahoga River with Maura Zurick," 14 June 2019 Families staying five to eight nights get a generous $1,500 resort credit that buys spa treatments, catamaran sails and swims with the dolphins. Melanie Reffes, USA TODAY, "Summer on sale in the Caribbean: Stay at luxurious resorts at a huge discount," 11 June 2019

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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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English Language Learners Definition of catamaran

: a boat with two hulls

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