catamaran









catamaran


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. a quarrelsome person, especially a woman.
  4. Canadian Dialect. a wooden sled.

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
n.

East Indies log raft, 1670s, from Tamil kattu-maram “tied wood,” from kattu “tie, binding” + maram “wood, tree.”

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