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catamaran

[ kat-uh-muh-ran, kat-uh-muh-ran ]

noun

  1. a vessel, usually propelled by sail, formed of two hulls or floats held side by side by a frame above them. Compare trimaran.
  2. a float or sailing raft formed of a number of logs lashed together, used in certain parts of India, South America, etc.
  3. Canadian Dialect. a wooden sled.


catamaran

/ ˌkætəməˈræn /

noun

  1. a sailing, or sometimes motored, vessel with twin hulls held parallel by a rigid framework
  2. a primitive raft made of logs lashed together
  3. old-fashioned.
    a quarrelsome woman


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Word History and Origins

Origin of catamaran1

First recorded in 1670–80; from Tamil kaṭṭa-maram “tied wood”
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Word History and Origins

Origin of catamaran1

C17: from Tamil kattumaram tied timber
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Example Sentences

It involved a private island tour, catamaran cruise, visiting Rihanna’s childhood home and more.

We were about to sail back to Puerto Vallarta, but the catamaran barely moved.

I think the crew just didn’t know how to maneuver the catamaran very well, the sea was not very rough nor was it too windy.

I can paddle my catamaran against both wind and tide; why cannot you do the same?

They never tired, I think, of seeing me handle my giant “catamaran” and the (to them) mysterious harpoon.

We also started building a catamaran, with which to navigate the river when the floods had subsided.

She had easily forced a way for the catamaran through the branches, and once past, had drawn them together again.

Yamba cried out to me to lie flat on the catamaran, and hold on as tightly as I could until we reached smooth water again.

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