Definition of catamaran:
- A kind of fire raft or torpedo bat.
- A kind of raft or float, consisting of two or more logs or pieces of wood lashed together, and moved by paddles or sail; -- used as a surf boat and for other purposes on the coasts of the East and West Indies and South America. Modified forms are much used in the lumber regions of North America, and at life- saving stations.
- A quarrelsome woman; a scold.
- Any vessel with twin hulls, whether propelled by sails or by steam; esp., one of a class of double- hulled pleasure boats remarkable for speed.
- "Into the Primitive", Robert Ames Bennet.
- "Joe Burke's Last Stand", John Moncure Wetterau.
Mr. Adams, having towed the catamaran within its proper range, with his own hand pulled the plug releasing the clockwork, and gave the order to cast off, leaving wind and tide to do the rest; which they doubtless would have done had not a gun from one of the French batteries plumped a shot accurately into the catamaran.- "The Mayor of Troy", Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch.