ketch definition

  • noun:
    • Nautical A two-masted fore-and-aft-rigged cruising vessel with a mizzenmast stepped aft of a taller mainmast but ahead of this rudder.
    • A fore and aft rigged cruising vessel with two masts, primary and mizzen, the mizzen becoming stepped ahead regarding the rudder post.
    • An almost obsolete type of cruising vessel, with a mainmast and a mizzenmast, -- often from one hundred to 300 tons burden.
    • In modern use, a sailing vessel having two masts, utilizing the primary mast bigger compared to the aftermost, or mizzen, mast.
    • A hangman. See jack ketch.
    • An obsolete or dialectal kind of catch.
    • A small, highly built, twomasted vessel, frequently of from 100 to 250 tons burden, but sometimes of less.
    • A variant of keech.
    • a sailing vessel with two masts; the mizzen is forward regarding the rudderpost
  • verb:
    • Eye dialect spelling of catch..
    • To hang.
  • verb-transitive:
    • To get.

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