Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Rigged like a catboat.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having the cat-rig.
  • Ridged; badly creased, as linen.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • In one regatta in San Francisco we were sailing cat-rigged single sail boats.

    Sailing Fundamentals

  • In cat-rigged mainsail only boats, sailing downwind is simply a matter of bearing away from the wind and easing the mainsail out.

    Sailing Fundamentals

  • "There's a new boat on the pond," said Flint to himself, as a cat-rigged craft, white-hulled with a band of olive, shot out from behind a point of rock.

    Flint His Faults, His Friendships and His Fortunes

  • In the cove before them lie at their moorings in the late afternoon a fleet of fifteen or twenty fishing and pleasure boats, all cat-rigged, all of one general build, wide, shoal, with one broad sail, all painted white, by the custom of the place, and all or nearly all kept neat and clean: they are all likely enough to be called upon now and then for sailing-parties.

    By The Sea 1887

  • Here we found moored a cat-rigged sailboat, of which Walkirk took possession, and we stowed therein the valises, guns, and fishing tackle which we had brought with us.

    The House of Martha

  • We found three cat-rigged boats at Titusville, which we had no difficulty in procuring.

    Down South or, Yacht Adventure in Florida

  • The boat was cat-rigged, and about twenty-four feet long.

    The Yacht Club or The Young Boat-Builder

  • a large brig, with all sails set, loomed conspicuous to the view, and two or three fat little boats, cat-rigged, after the good old New York fashion, were beating down towards Staten Island, to hunt for the earliest bluefish.

    Fifth Avenue

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