catboat definition

  • noun:
    • A broad-beamed sailboat carrying a single sail on a mast stepped well ahead and frequently fitted with a centerboard.
    • A sailing boat with an individual sail, often rigged on a gaff spar, useful for fishing in brand new England and later adapted for rushing and cruising. Catboats is acquiesced by a single mast put towards the bow and an extended growth which could expand across stern.
    • A small sailboat, with one mast put as far ahead as you are able to, carring a sail extended by a gaff and long boom. See Illustration in Appendix.
    • A boat having a cat-rig.
    • a sailboat with an individual mast set far forward

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