catamaran: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (kat"u-mu-ran'), [key]
— n.
  1. a vessel, usually propelled by sail, formed of two hulls or floats held side by side by a frame above them. Cf. trimaran.
  2. a float or sailing raft formed of a number of logs lashed together, used in certain parts of India, South America, etc.
  3. a quarrelsome person, esp. a woman.
  4. a wooden sled.
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