Catamaran meaning

kătə-mə-răn
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A boat with two parallel hulls or floats, especially a light sailboat with a mast mounted on a transverse frame joining the hulls.
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A raft of logs or floats lashed together and propelled by paddles or sails.
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A narrow log raft or float propelled by sails or paddles.
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A boat, specif. a racing sailboat, with two parallel hulls, built in the style of such a float.
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(cdn.) A large sled, as for hauling wood.
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A raft consisting of two or more logs tied together.
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A raft used on the St Lawrence River by lashing two ships together.
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A small rectangular raft used in dockyards to protect the hulls of large ships.
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A twin-hulled ship or boat.
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(colloquial) A quarrelsome woman; a scold.
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Origin of catamaran

  • Tamil kaṭṭumaram kaṭṭu to tie maram wood, log

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Tamil கட்டு (kaṭṭu, “to tie”) + மரம் (maram, “tree, wood”).

    From Wiktionary