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 Its specialization in aluminum shipbuilding won it two major Navy contracts: The Independence-class Littoral Combat Ships (LCS), a futuristic-looking high-speed trimaran, and the Expeditionary Fast Transport (EPF), a multipurpose catamaran. al, 12 Apr. 2022 Eliminating these compartments freed ProMare and its partners to design a lightweight trimaran whose innards can be devoted mostly to science. Smithsonian Magazine, 2 Feb. 2022 The high-tech, 49-foot aluminum trimaran was supposed to have been ready for the 400th anniversary of the original Mayflower’s sailing in 2020, but the COVID-19 pandemic delayed its completion. Jeremy Kahn, Fortune, 30 Nov. 2021 The original plans for the trimaran, says Evans, were put in place two years ago when a buyer commissioned the yacht. Howard Walker, Robb Report, 3 Sep. 2021 Single-hulled superyacht, or triple-hulled trimaran? Howard Walker, Robb Report, 3 Sep. 2021 The Class trimaran is better described as a surveillance frigate capable of boosting America’s craftiness at sea. Craig Hooper, Forbes, 14 June 2021 The Flying Yacht, a new concept by designer Yelken Octuri, takes two potentially conflicting forms of transport and melds them into one spectacularly wild vessel: an ocean trimaran that converts into a jet-size aircraft. Michael Verdon, Robb Report, 28 May 2021 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,, 9 Jan. 2021 See More

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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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“Trimaran.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Jun. 2022.

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