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.