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 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, "New York Yacht Club Has Sights Set on the America’s Cup," 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,, "Newport to Ensenada is about boats, crew, course and those after-race margaritas," 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, "Volvo Ocean Race: Foiling monohulls and multihulls to feature in revamp," 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, "A Key Challenge for America’s Cup Crews: Don’t Fall Overboard," 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, "Volvo Ocean Race: Foiling monohulls and multihulls to feature in revamp," 18 May 2017

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First Known Use of multihull

1960, in the meaning defined above

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“Multihull.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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