Definition of trimaran
: a fast pleasure sailboat with three hulls side by side
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Fast and nimble with a distinctive trimaran hull borrowed from racing yachts and commercial ferries, the Giffords can be configured to handle anti-submarine and anti-mine operations.
The $10,000 first-place winners, three brothers from Massachusetts on a 27-foot sailing trimaran, had arrived June 15, 10 days ahead of Kruger, out of 57 vessels that started the race.
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.
The design, as reported by Jane's Defense Weekly, uses a three-hull trimaran design and is more heavily armed than the Independence-class LCS ships.
The baseline version of the U.S. Navy's trimarans have only a single, smaller 57-millimeter gun and two 30-millimeter guns.
The 60-foot trimaran was conceived and built using principles from both the maritime and aviation worlds to reduce drag –
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Origin and Etymology of trimaran
tri- + catamaran
First Known Use: 1949See Words from the same year
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: a boat that has three hulls
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