mul·​ti·​hull | \ ˈməl-tē-ˌhəl How to pronounce multihull (audio) , -ˌtī- \

Definition of multihull

: a vessel (such as a catamaran or trimaran) with multiple side-by-side hulls — compare monohull

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Other Words from multihull

multihulled \ ˈməl-​tē-​ˌhəld , -​ˌtī-​ \ adjective

Examples of multihull in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The multihull is to be equipped with electric motors for smooth and silent cruising sans emissions. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 7 Sep. 2021 The debut of the Sunreef 100 comes shortly after the yard delivered the ultra-modern 80-foot Great White to tennis star Rafael Nadal and signals its commitment toward this new type of multihull. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 27 May 2021 The four-stateroom multihull features a fittingly design-minded interior, with a Gaggenau cooktop, oven, wine chiller and espresso machine, plus Dekton stone counters surrounding the touchless faucet. Michael Verdon, Robb Report, 9 May 2021 Ellison won the trophy racing multihulls in a one-on-one match with the Swiss syndicate run by pharmaceutical billionaire Ernesto Bertarelli off Valencia, Spain, in 2010. Aaron Kuriloff, WSJ, 15 Aug. 2018 Some of the exciting boats to watch are a couple of super-fast multihulls, Mighty Merloe and Orion, which holds an absolutely amazing course record of just 5 hours 17 minutes, plus a couple of Transpac 52s, Destroyer and Encore. Michael Lawler,, 24 Apr. 2018 The introduction of foiling multihulls for the inshore races -- similar to the Extreme Sailing Series and the modern America's Cup -- is designed to boost excitement levels for spectators and further test the teams' all-round ability. Rob Hodgetts, CNN, 18 May 2017 In both instances, the sailors lost their footing while crossing to the opposite side of the boat, a maneuver that can be tricky in many yachts but is particularly challenging on the high-speed multihulls being raced here. Christopher Clarey, New York Times, 24 June 2017 Giant multihulls are often used for transatlantic races and record attempts such as the Jules Verne Trophy for the fastest non-stop time around-the-world, held by the 105ft trimaran IDEC SPORT in 40 days 23 hours. Rob Hodgetts, CNN, 18 May 2017

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First Known Use of multihull

1960, in the meaning defined above

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17 Sep 2021

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“Multihull.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2021.

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