Catfall Cat"fall`, n. (Naut.) A rope used in hoisting the anchor to the cathead. --Totten. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • catfall — /ˈkætfɔl/ (say katfawl) noun Nautical the rope or tackle for hoisting an anchor to the cathead …   Australian English dictionary

  • catfall — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun Etymology: cat (I) (tackle) + fall (rope, chain) : a rope or chain used in hoisting an anchor to a cathead …   Useful english dictionary

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