Definition of catamaran in English:


Syllabification: cat·a·ma·ran
Pronunciation: /ˌkatəməˈran, ˈkatəməˌran


  • A yacht or other boat with twin hulls in parallel.
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    • The kinds of boats available range from 80-foot motor yachts and sprawling catamarans to smaller sailboats that cater to couples.
    • The 59-year-old was escorted into harbour by 400 motorboats, yachts, catamarans and canoes blowing sirens and whistles.
    • If you charter a boat in Miami, you can pick and choose among spacious trawlers, luxurious motor yachts, or swift catamarans.


early 17th century: from Tamil kaṭṭumaram, literally 'tied wood'.

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