tri·​ma·​ran | \ ˈtrī-mə-ˌran How to pronounce trimaran (audio) , ˌtrī-mə-ˈran \

Definition of trimaran

: a fast pleasure sailboat with three hulls side by side

Examples of trimaran in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The boat is relatively low-tech despite its unusual design, and much shorter than the 100-foot trimaran that recently set a record for an around-the-world solo journey. Matt Sledge,, "New Orleans sailor Ryan Finn seeks world record on New York-San Francisco trip," 9 Jan. 2021 Two variants were eventually built — Lockheed Martin's Freedom-class, which has a traditional hull, and the Independence-class, which features an aluminum trimaran hull built by Austal USA and General Dynamics. Jamie Mcintyre, Washington Examiner, "Requiem for a deadweight: The sad saga of the ‘crappiest’ ship in the Navy," 20 Feb. 2020 Not this one: Hundreds of spectators and dignitaries were on hand, and many of them were seated underneath the massive arch formed by one wing of the aluminum trimaran hull. al, "Future USS Mobile christened amid fanfare in namesake city," 7 Dec. 2019 Now under construction in a shipyard in Gdansk, Poland, the sleek trimaran will be 53 feet long and will have solar panels covering its three aluminum hulls. Denise Chow, NBC News, "Robotic 'Mayflower' to cross the Atlantic on 400th anniversary of Pilgrims' journey," 19 Oct. 2019 His boat, the 40-foot trimaran Teignmouth Electron, was eventually found abandoned with no sign of Crowhurst. George Ramsay, CNN, "Robin Knox-Johnston: The first man to sail non-stop solo around the world," 10 May 2018 The baseline version of the U.S. Navy's trimarans have only a single, smaller 57-millimeter gun and two 30-millimeter guns. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "China's New Frigate Design Looks Awfully Familiar," 23 Feb. 2017 The voyage At noon on Sunday, June 17, the Race to Alaska participants — a mix of monohulls, catamarans, trimarans, and kayakers — set off from Victoria’s Inner Harbor and effectively said goodbye to civilization. Alexa Philippou, The Seattle Times, "Sail like a girl: How an all-female team made history and won the 750-mile Race to Alaska," 14 July 2018 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. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "China's New Frigate Design Looks Awfully Familiar," 23 Feb. 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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23 Jan 2021

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“Trimaran.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of trimaran

: a boat that has three hulls

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