Nautical. a ketch-rigged vessel of the 17th and 18th centuries, carrying heavy mortars for firing bombs.
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Also called bombard, mortar ketch.
Origin of bomb ketch
First recorded in 1685–95
Words nearby bomb ketch
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Example sentences from the Web for bomb ketch
The bomb-ketch was originally introduced by a famous French naval architect named Bernard Renan, about 1679.Ancient and Modern Ships.|George C. V. Holmes