catboat

noun
cat·boat | \ˈkat-ˌbōt \

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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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, "Nautical and nice in Newport as Volvo Ocean Race comes sailing in," 25 Apr. 2018

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1860, in the meaning defined above

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catboat

noun
cat·boat | \ˈkat-ˌbōt \

Kids Definition of catboat

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

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