: a sailboat having a cat rig and usually a centerboard and being of light draft and broad beam
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Recent Examples on the WebIn the latter, white children steer a catboat heeling at a rakish angle.
Carol Strickland, The Christian Science Monitor, 7 June 2022 Save time to get on the water; there are steamboat and sailboat cruises, catboat tours and harbor rides on the museum’s launch boat.
Pamela Wright, BostonGlobe.com, 6 Aug. 2019 Don’t miss Sprite, a catboat built in 1859 that’s thought to be the oldest existing private yacht in the United States.
BostonGlobe.com, 25 Apr. 2018
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