tri·​ma·​ran | \ˈtrī-mə-ˌran, ˌtrī-mə-ˈran\

Definition of trimaran 

: a fast pleasure sailboat with three hulls side by side

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Today's solo non-stop around the world record -- 42 days set by Frenchman Francois Gabart in a 100-foot trimaran in 2017 -- is 270 days faster than when Knox-Johnston, now aged 79, first took to the waves. George Ramsay, CNN, "Robin Knox-Johnston: The first man to sail non-stop solo around the world," 10 May 2018 Nonetheless, Crowhurst managed to persuade a local businessman, Stanley Best, to pay for the building of his trimaran at a Norfolk boatyard. Danielle Rossingh, CNN, "Donald Crowhurst: Sailor's mystery disappearance inspires two movies," 13 Mar. 2018 Jailed Yachtsman Bryan Pennington will likely spend more time behind bars regardless of the sentence handed down Thursday in federal court on his misdemeanor conviction for anchoring his trimaran in Aquatic Park Cove without a permit. Sam Whiting, San Francisco Chronicle, "Rogue yachtsman in trouble again for alleged threats at Aquatic Park," 9 May 2018 The futuristic trimaran – three-hulled – ship is the fifth warship to carry the Cincinnati name. Cameron Knight,, "New USS Cincinnati Navy ship will be christened Saturday," 2 May 2018 The 60-foot trimaran Mighty Merloe (6:31:49) defeated the 70-foot trimaran Orion (6:34:19), from the San Francisco Bay Area, but the latter's course record stands at an astonishing 5:17:26. Andrew Turner,, "Local crews make their marks in Newport to Ensenada race," 2 May 2018 In order to meet the October 31 deadline to enter the race, the trimaran was put together in a rush, meaning Crowhurst set off on an un-seaworthy boat. Danielle Rossingh, CNN, "Donald Crowhurst: Sailor's mystery disappearance inspires two movies," 13 Mar. 2018 Austal builds one version of the LCS, an aluminum trimaran, in Mobile; Lockheed Martin builds a second version, a steel monohull, at Fincantieri Marinette Marine shipyards in Wisconsin. Lawrence Specker,, "Austal makes cut for next round of Navy frigate program," 19 Feb. 2018 Netzer’s suggested rate structure increases fees for onshore moorings for small boats, adds a per-hull premium for catamarans and trimarans, and establishes a separate, $1.55-per-foot rate for large vessels, or vessels at least 100 feet long. Hillary Davis, Daily Pilot, "Appraiser recommends big price hikes for Newport Harbor guest moorings," 14 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of trimaran

1949, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for trimaran

tri- + catamaran

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English Language Learners Definition of trimaran

: a boat that has three hulls

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