catamaran

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English[edit]

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A catamaran (twin-hulled boat)

Etymology[edit]

From Tamil கட்டு (kaṭṭu, to tie) + மரம் (maram, tree, wood).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Canada, US) IPA(key): /ˈkætəmɚˌæn/
  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈkæt.ə.mə.ɹæn/, /ˈkæt.ə.mɹ̩æn/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

catamaran (plural catamarans)

  1. A twin-hulled ship or boat.
  2. (colloquial, rare, obsolete) A quarrelsome woman; a scold.
    • 1889, William Makepeace Thackeray, Hobson's Choice:
      She meddles with my prescriptions for your wife; she doctors the infant in private: you'll never have a quiet house or a quiet wife as long as that old Catamaran is here.
  3. (obsolete) A raft of three pieces of wood lashed together, the middle piece being longer than the others, and serving as a keel on which the rower squats while paddling.
  4. (obsolete) An old kind of fireship.

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  • cat (diminutive)

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Tamil கட்டு (kaṭṭu, to tie) + மரம் (maram, tree, wood).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

catamaran m (plural catamarans)

  1. catamaran, a twin-hulled ship or boat

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Norman[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English catamaran, from Tamil.

Noun[edit]

catamaran m (plural catamarans)

  1. (Jersey) catamaran