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catboat

[kat-boht] /ˈkætˌboʊt/
noun
1.
a boat having one mast set well forward with a single large sail.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80; cat1 + boat
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Examples for catboat
  • Besides two steam launches, a catboat, an abundance of rowboats were available for short trips.
British Dictionary definitions for catboat

catboat

/ˈkætˌbəʊt/
noun
1.
a sailing vessel with a single mast, set well forward and often unstayed, and a large sail, usually rigged with a gaff Shortened form cat
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