mono·​hull | \ ˈmä-nə-ˌhəl How to pronounce monohull (audio) \

Definition of monohull

: a vessel (such as a sailboat) with a single hull — compare multihull

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monohulled \ ˈmä-​nə-​ˌhəld How to pronounce monohulled (audio) \ adjective

Examples of monohull in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Trimonoran hull, made up of three slimmer hulls, provide 30 percent more space than a vessel of similar size but only one hull (monohull), CNN reported. Andrea Romano, Travel + Leisure, "This Futuristic Superyacht Has Its Own Movie Theater and a Glass-bottom Tub," 4 July 2020 If New Zealand wins, the event will likely return to monohulls. Luke O'brien, Town & Country, "Hot Pursuit," 1 Sep. 2013 The voyage At noon on Sunday, June 17, the Race to Alaska participants — a mix of monohulls, catamarans, trimarans, and kayakers — set off from Victoria’s Inner Harbor and effectively said goodbye to civilization. Alexa Philippou, The Seattle Times, "Sail like a girl: How an all-female team made history and won the 750-mile Race to Alaska," 14 July 2018 China already has a monohull frigate class, the Type 054A Jiangkai II. While the Type 054As are fifty percent larger in tonnage than the new trimaran design, the assembly line is already up and running having already produced 23 of the frigates. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "China's New Frigate Design Looks Awfully Familiar," 23 Feb. 2017 The Gonet Monofoil is a revolutionary monohull that lifts out of the water on hydrofoils, the latest in sailing's surge into foiling technology. Rob Hodgetts, CNN, "Gonet Monofoil: Revolutionary 'flying' monohull takes off," 7 June 2018 Instead of the twin-hulled foiling catamarans used in Bermuda, the 2021 Cup finals in Auckland will be held in 75-feet foiling monohull yachts. Danielle Rossingh, CNN, "Ben Ainslie strikes $153m deal to fund second America's Cup bid," 26 Apr. 2018 The flywheels come in various sizes for monohull boats (sorry, no catamarans) from 25 feet to more than 85 feet long. Jack Stewart, WIRED, "Seakeeper’s Super Spinning System Keeps Ships Stable at Sea," 21 May 2018 Typically, boats entered include larger monohulls, which can travel about 10 mph, and smaller and sleeker catamarans and beach cats, which can hit speeds of 35 mph. Walter Villa, miamiherald, "In its 63rd year, the Miami Key Largo Regatta adds this for the 2nd day of competition | Miami Herald," 9 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of monohull

1967, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of monohull was in 1967

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“Monohull.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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