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English definition of “catamaran”

catamaran

noun [C]     /ˈkæt.ə.mə.ræn/ US  /ˈkæt̬-/
a sailing boat that has two parallel hulls (= floating parts) held together by a single deck (= flat surface)Boats and sailing craftPassenger, cargo and military ships
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