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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ketch(noun)

    a sailing vessel with two masts; the mizzen is forward of the rudderpost


  1. ketch(Noun)

    A fore and aft rigged sailing vessel with two masts, main and mizzen, the mizzen being stepped forward of the rudder post.

  2. ketch(Verb)


  3. ketch(Verb)

    To hang.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ketch(noun)

    an almost obsolete form of vessel, with a mainmast and a mizzenmast, -- usually from one hundred to two hundred and fifty tons burden

  2. Ketch(noun)

    a hangman. See Jack Ketch

  3. Ketch(verb)

    to catch

  4. Origin: [See Catch.]


  1. Ketch

    A ketch is a sailing craft with two masts, both rigged fore-and-aft: a mainmast and a shorter mizzen mast abaft the mainmast but forward of the rudder post.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Ketch

    kech, n. a small two-masted vessel, generally used as a yacht or a bomb-vessel. [Corr. from Turk. qaíq, a boat, whence Fr. caïque.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. ketch

    A vessel of the galliot order, equipped with two masts--viz. the main and mizen masts--usually from 100 to 250 tons burden. Ketches were principally used as yachts for conveying great personages from one place to another. The peculiarity of this rig, affording so much space before the main-mast, and at the greatest beam, caused them to be used for mortar-vessels, hence--Bomb-ketches, which are built remarkably strong, with a greater number of riders than any other vessel of war, as requisite to sustain the violent shock produced by the discharge of their mortars. (See BOMB-VESSEL, MORTAR, and SHELL.)

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ketch in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ketch in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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