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mortar ketch

noun, Nautical.

bomb ketch

noun
1.
Nautical. a ketch-rigged vessel of the 17th and 18th centuries, carrying heavy mortars for firing bombs.
Also called bombard, mortar ketch.
Origin of bomb ketch
1685-1695
1685-95
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  • "A mortar-ketch would have thumped to pieces where she lay," returned the midshipman.

    The Pilot J. Fenimore Cooper

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