catboat

noun
cat·​boat | \ ˈkat-ˌbōt How to pronounce catboat (audio) \

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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Examples of catboat in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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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First Known Use of catboat

1860, in the meaning defined above

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“Catboat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/catboat. Accessed 25 Jun. 2021.

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catboat

noun
cat·​boat | \ ˈkat-ˌbōt How to pronounce catboat (audio) \

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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