- a boat race
- a series of such races
Origin of regattaItalian (Venetian) regata, gondola race, literally , a striving for mastery from rigattare, to compete, wrangle from ri- ( from Classical Latin re-, re-) + grattare, to scratch from Germanic an unverified form kratton from source German kratzen
Origin of regattaItalian dialectal a contention, regatta from regattare to contend perhaps from recatare to sell again, compete from Vulgar Latin recaptāre to contend Latin re- re- Latin captāre to seek to catch frequentative of capere to seize ; see catch .
(plural regattas or regatte)
From Italian (Venetian dialect) regatta (“contention for mastery"), from regattare (“compete, haggle, sell at retail"), possibly from recatare
regatta - Computer Definition
A high-end Unix-based pSeries server from IBM. Introduced in 2001, the model p690 brought self healing and partitioning to the pSeries (RS/6000). It also inaugurated IBM's POWER4 chip known as "Spinnaker," which contained two 1 GHz processors. The copper-based silicon on insulator (SOI) POWER4 chips provided increased performance with less power than previous POWER chips.