from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A broad-beamed sailboat carrying a single sail on a mast stepped well forward and often fitted with a centerboard.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. 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.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. 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.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A boat having a cat-rig.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a sailboat with a single mast set far forward
From obsolete cat, catboat.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)