Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A fast sailboat with three parallel hulls.

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  • n. A type of boat with three parallel hulls.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a fast sailboat with 3 parallel hulls

Etymologies

tri- + (cata)maran.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • The trimaran is a very forgiving design, which is why it is preferred by so many these days for sea voyaging and island hopping.

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  • MacInnes still has a job, helping to maintain BMW Oracle's trimaran, which is a huge and complicated sailing machine, one that requires an estimated 200 to 300 man-hours of work on shore for every hour of sailing.

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  • Why did you decide on a 100 foot trimaran, which is the modern day solo sailor's record attempt boat, rather than building a bigger boat that could try to take the Jules Verne trophy?

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  • A trimaran is a sailing vessel, distant cousin of a catamaran.

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  • If Alcatel had new direction, why was it still boasting of a manufacturing "trimaran" in telecoms, trains and nuclear power?

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  • New Zealander Peter Bethune said the futuristic trimaran Ady Gil was salvagable after the crash, but that he was ordered by Sea Shepherd head Paul Watson to scuttle it.

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  • The Austal ship is built around an aluminum trimaran design, derived from a commercial high-speed ferry.

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  • The Ady Gil, a bio-diesel powered trimaran, can hit 40 knots and Captain Paul Watson plans to sail it quickly into harms way ….

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  • The agreement was signed a month and a half after the speedy space-age trimaran owned by American software tycoon Larry Ellison routed a catamaran sailed by defending champion Alinghi of Switzerland in Valencia, Spain.

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  • Brandon Kruse for The Wall Street Journal When winds don't cooperate, he sails his trimaran, with a pedal drive, left, or tries other low-impact watersports.

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