Meaning of “catamaran” in the English Dictionary


"catamaran" in English

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catamarannoun [ C ]

uk /ˈkæt.ə.mə.ræn/ us /ˈkæt̬.ə.mə.ræn/

Examples from literature

  • As soon as the boat anchored, a catamaran put out, and brought Charlie and his followers to shore. 
  • Next morning we were visited by a party of natives from the neighbouring island, consisting of six men in a canoe, and one on a catamaran or raft. 
  • Soon we were surrounded with catamarans and canoes, with three or four natives in each. 
  • The horses and cows were taken on a species of catamaran, or large raft, that is much used in those mild seas, and which sail reasonably well a little off the wind, and not very badly on. 
  • When we reached the lagoon, a catamaran with three natives on it came off to us. 

(Definition of “catamaran” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)