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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.
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