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  • noun Plural form of catamaran.

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Examples

  • Nor could the lookouts, for some days, discern from the masthead any craft other than the double-hulled rafts of logs, called catamarans, in which the natives along the Peruvian coast make long voyages.

    The Naval History of the United States Volume 1 (of 2)

  • I have always had a fancy for double-hulled boats (now generally called catamarans), and had two of them on Loch Awe.

    Philip Gilbert Hamerton

  • I have always had a fancy for double-hulled boats (now generally called catamarans), and had two of them on Loch Awe.

    Philip Gilbert Hamerton An Autobiography, 1834-1858, and a Memoir by His Wife, 1858-1894

  • Multihulled vessels, such as catamarans and trimarans, have traditionally been used as fishing boats in the Pacific Islands.

    1 Boat Design, Construction, and Propulsion

  • The America's Cup, which is the oldest international competition in existence, will sail 22-meter wing-sailed catamarans for the first time in 2013.

    America's Cup Applications Float In

  • The America's Cup, which is the oldest international competition in existence, will sail 22-meter wing-sailed catamarans for the first time in 2013.

    America's Cup Applications Float In

  • The Extreme Sailing Series, which runs throughout the Cowes regatta, showcases some of the fastest yachts in the world, as 12 Extreme 40 catamarans with sailors from 15 different countries compete in what has become a high-octane event.

    Sailing in the Eye of the Wind

  • Sailing in San Francisco in a new class of fast, wing-sailed 72-foot catamarans on TV-friendly courses could reinvigorate the competition for the oldest trophy in international sports.

    America's Cup City Chosen

  • Sailing in San Francisco in a new class of fast, wing-sailed 72-foot catamarans on TV-friendly courses could reinvigorate the competition for the oldest trophy in international sports.

    America's Cup City Chosen

  • And even when you narrow it down to a more manageable field of 50-or-fewer-passenger ships, the options range from basic catamarans (no, you don't have to sleep on the nets; they have cabins) to rap-video-worthy megayachts and even expedition ships designed for plowing through ice.

    Cruise Ships Out; Yachts In

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