catboat

noun cat·boat \ ˈkat-ˌbōt \
|Updated on: 6 May 2018

Definition of catboat

: a sailboat having a cat rig and usually a centerboard and being of light draft and broad beam

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1860

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catboat

noun cat·boat \ ˈkat-ˌbōt \

Definition of catboat for Students

: a sailboat with a single mast set far forward and a single large sail with a long boom

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