catboat
noun Date: 1860 a sailboat having a cat rig and usually a centerboard and being of light draft and broad beam

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Catboat — Cat boat , n. (Naut.) A small sailboat, with a single mast placed as far forward as possible, carring a sail extended by a gaff and long boom. See Illustration in Appendix. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Catboat — (engl., spr. kätt bōt), Schwertboot; s. Segelsport …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Catboat — (engl., spr. kättboht), amerik. Schwertboot (s. Schwert) …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • catboat — [kat′bōt΄] n. a catrigged sailboat, usually having a centerboard …   English World dictionary

  • Catboat — A catboat (alternate spelling: cat boat), or a cat rigged sailboat, is a sailing vessel characterized by a single mast carried well forward ( i.e. , near the front of the boat).Although any boat with a single sail and a mast carried well forward… …   Wikipedia

  • Catboat — Cat boat Breck Marshall, du musée maritime Mystic Seaport maritime museum, Connecticut …   Wikipédia en Français

  • catboat — /kat boht /, n. a boat having one mast set well forward with a single large sail. [1875 80; CAT1 + BOAT] * * * …   Universalium

  • catboat — noun A sailing boat with a single sail, usually rigged on a gaff spar, used for fishing in New England and later adapted for racing and cruising. Catboats can be recognized by a single mast set near to the bow and a long boom which may extend… …   Wiktionary

  • catboat — n. boat with one mast …   English contemporary dictionary

  • catboat — noun a sailing boat with a single mast placed well forward and carrying only one sail. Origin C19: perh. from cat (denoting a type of merchant ship formerly in NE England) + boat …   English new terms dictionary

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