Definitions for catboatˈkætˌboʊt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

cat•boatˈkætˌboʊt(n.)

  1. a boat having one mast set well forward with a single large sail.

    Category: Navy

Origin of catboat:

1875–80

Princeton's WordNet

  1. catboat(noun)

    a sailboat with a single mast set far forward

Wiktionary

  1. 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 over the stern.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Catboat(noun)

    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

Freebase

  1. Catboat

    A catboat, or a cat-rigged sailboat, is a sailing vessel characterized by a single mast carried well forward. Although any boat with a single sail and a mast carried well forward is 'technically' a catboat, the traditional catboat has a wide beam approximately half the length of the boat, a centreboard, and a single gaff-rigged sail. Some catboats such as the Barnegat Bay type and more modern catboat designs carry a Bermuda sail. A jib is sometimes added, but this may require a bowsprit, and technically creates a sloop sail-plan.

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