multihull

noun

mul·​ti·​hull ˈməl-tē-ˌhəl How to pronounce multihull (audio)
-ˌtī-
: a vessel (such as a catamaran or trimaran) with multiple side-by-side hulls compare monohull
multihulled
ˈməl-tē-ˌhəld
-ˌtī-
adjective

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web In a similar fashion, Rossinavi’s 131-foot multihull is fitted with nearly 1,500 square feet of advanced solar panels that capture and store energy from the sun’s rays to power the vessel. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 21 Dec. 2021 The five-time world champion, who scored silver at the ‘72 Olympics, won the Route du Rhum in ‘82 and has been a semi-finalist of America’s Cup twice, just unveiled a new hybrid multihull designed to sail the high seas cleanly and efficiently. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 22 Apr. 2022 The zero-emissions multihull, known as Senses 62, comes fitted with rooftop solar panels that generate up to 50 kWh of clean, green energy to power the vessel and the onboard amenities. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 8 Apr. 2022 Crafted from composite, the multihull will be equipped with Sunreef’s in-house photovoltaic system that will see solar panels seamlessly integrated into the hull, superstructure, bimini, boom and mast. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 31 Jan. 2022 The futuristic new multihull, which is set for delivery in 2023, is designed to be an environmentally friendly boat that combines modern comforts with innovative green technologies for sustainable cruising sans noise and emissions. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 7 Dec. 2021 The multihull has been customized to reflect her new owner’s appreciation for classic design. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 10 Nov. 2021 With a carbon-fiber exterior and foam cores, the multihull features an innovative electric suspension system that adjusts in real-time to the height and angle of the waves. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 29 Dec. 2021 Spanning 252 feet from tip to tail, the striking multihull is characterized by powerful, angular lines similar to a spaceship’s. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 13 Oct. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1960, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of multihull was in 1960

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“Multihull.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/multihull. Accessed 4 Dec. 2022.

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