Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A fast sailboat with three parallel hulls.

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  • noun A type of boat with three parallel hulls.

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  • noun a fast sailboat with 3 parallel hulls

Etymologies

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

[tri– + (cata)maran.]

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

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

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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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  • 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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