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cat·a·ma·ran

 (kăt′ə-mə-răn′)
n.
1. A boat with two parallel hulls or floats, especially a light sailboat with a mast mounted on a transverse frame joining the hulls.
2. A raft of logs or floats lashed together and propelled by paddles or sails.

[Tamil kaṭṭumaram : kaṭṭu, to tie + maram, wood, log.]

catamaran

(ˌkætəməˈræn)
n
1. (Nautical Terms) a sailing, or sometimes motored, vessel with twin hulls held parallel by a rigid framework
2. (Nautical Terms) a primitive raft made of logs lashed together
3. old-fashioned a quarrelsome woman
[C17: from Tamil kattumaram tied timber]

cat•a•ma•ran

(ˌkæt ə məˈræn)

n.
1. a sailboat whose frame is set on two parallel hulls or floats.
2. a float or raft formed of logs lashed together.
[1690–1700; < Tamil kaṭṭa-maram tied wood]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.catamaran - a sailboat with two parallel hulls held together by single deckcatamaran - a sailboat with two parallel hulls held together by single deck
sailboat, sailing boat - a small sailing vessel; usually with a single mast
Translations
زَوْرَقٌ ذو هَيْكَلَيْن
katamarankatamarán
katamaran
katamaraani
katamarán
tvíbolungur
katamaranas
katamarāns
katamaran
katamarán
katamarançift tekneli kayık

catamaran

[ˌkætəməˈræn] Ncatamarán m

catamaran

[ˌkætəməˈræn] ncatamaran mcat-and-mouse [ˈkætəndmaʊs] adj [game, situation] → du chat et de la souris
after a tense cat-and-mouse game with the police and gendarmes → après un jeu du chat et de la souris mouvementé avec la police et les gendarmes
to play a cat-and-mouse game with sb → jouer au chat et à la souris avec qn

catamaran

nKatamaran m

catamaran

[ˌkætəməˈræn] ncatamarano

catamaran

(kӕtəməˈrӕn) noun
a sailing-boat with two parallel hulls.
References in classic literature ?
We had invented the most primitive catamaran, and we did not have sense enough to know it.
Results in the A Class catamaran regattas in Australia earlier this year were remarkable," Dalton said.
The Dolphin and Seal Cruise offered by Catamaran Charter has this on offer; an experience that anyone will cherish for the rest of their lives.
L'objectif de cette traversee etait de sensibiliser a la pollution des oceans grace a la reutilisation des dechets pour fabriquer un catamaran capable d'affronter les mers.
The CAB is selling off the catamaran, two RIBs, three Land Rovers and a pair of trailers in auction next month.
The easy pace of catamaran speed over the water, coupled with sail-handling systems designed for short-handed crews of "mum and dad" or less experienced sailors generally, adds to the obvious appeal for many people of "sailing on the level" rather than heeled over, as in monohull yachts.
Father Lucero was chairman of the Human Rights Desk and the Social Action Centre of the Catamaran diocese.
That guy just bought that boat for a thousand dollars," Cox said, pointing to an older 18-foot Pringle brand catamaran.
Sunsail are delighted to again be extending their fleet, with the launch of the new Sunsail 384 catamaran (http://www.
I hit the bull's eye in Brighton where a hotel manager, also aged 60, had bought a catamaran for a planned round-the-world voyage after a lifetime of hard work.
Coxswain of Tynemouth RNLI lifeboat Michel Nugent said: "One of the sailors fell overboard when his harness snapped, and without his weight the catamaran overbalanced.
The sissy boat -- I mean, the catamaran -- is not going out today.