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 monohull (audio) \ adjective

Examples of monohull in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The 130-foot power cat, which goes by the name of Zeffiro, pairs a generous interior with an innovative design that gives even more benefits than a traditional monohull, according to ISA. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 30 Aug. 2021 There was even a foiling monohull that competed in the 2021 America’s Cup. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 19 Aug. 2021 High speed required a complex propulsion system that, two decades on, breaks so often on the monohull variant that the type struggles to complete a deployment. David Axe, Forbes, 20 May 2021 The monohull Freedom variant sails from Mayport, Florida. David Axe, Forbes, 16 June 2021 USS Freedom, the lead monohull LCS, will follow her cousin into retirement in September. David Axe, Forbes, 20 May 2021 As a group, the 75-foot AC75s vessels are swift, foiling monohull racers that elevate the seven tons of dry weight a few feet or so above the water level to develop speeds up to 52 knots (around 60 mph). Mike Espindle, Forbes, 24 Feb. 2021 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, 4 July 2020 If New Zealand wins, the event will likely return to monohulls. Luke O'brien, Town & Country, 1 Sep. 2013

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First Known Use of monohull

1967, in the meaning defined above

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“Monohull.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Oct. 2021.

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