from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Nautical A two-masted fore-and-aft-rigged sailing vessel with a mizzenmast stepped aft of a taller mainmast but forward of the rudder.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A fore and aft rigged sailing vessel with two masts, main and mizzen, the mizzen being stepped forward of the rudder post.
- v. Eye dialect spelling of catch..
- v. To hang.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An almost obsolete form of sailing vessel, with a mainmast and a mizzenmast, -- usually from one hundred to two hundred and fifty tons burden.
- n. In modern usage, a sailing vessel having two masts, with the main mast taller than the aftermost, or mizzen, mast.
- n. A hangman. See jack ketch.
- transitive v. To catch.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An obsolete or dialectal form of catch.
- n. A small, strongly built, twomasted vessel, usually of from 100 to 250 tons burden, but sometimes of less.
- n. A variant of keech.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a sailing vessel with two masts; the mizzen is forward of the rudderpost
Middle English cache, from cacchen, to catch; see catch.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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From Jack Ketch, a hangman of the 17th century. (Wiktionary)