Ketch

a type of rig where the aft sail is smaller than the mainsail
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Ketch

A ketch is a sailing craft with two masts. The distinguishing characteristic of a ketch is that the forward of the two masts (the `mainmast`) is larger than the after mast (the `mizzen`). Historically the ketch was a square-rigged vessel, most commonly used as a freighter or fishing boat in northern Europe, particularly in the Baltic and North...
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Ketch

A two-masted fore-and-aft rigged sailboat with the aft mast (the mizzen) mounted (stepped) afore (in front of) the rudder.
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Ketch

• (n.) An almost obsolete form of vessel, with a mainmast and a mizzenmast, -- usually from one hundred to two hundred and fifty tons burden. • (n.) A hangman. See Jack Ketch. • (v. t.) To catch.
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ketch

noun a sailing vessel with two masts; the mizzen is forward of the rudderpost
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Ketch

Ketch (kĕch) noun [ Prob. corrupted from Turk. qāīq : confer French caiche . Confer Caïque .] (Nautical) An almost obsolete form of vessel, with a mainmast and a mizzenmast, -- usually from one hundred to two hundred and fifty tons burden. Bomb ketc...
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Ketch

Ketch noun A hangman. See Jack Ketch .
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Ketch

Ketch transitive verb [ See Catch .] To catch. [ Now obsolete in spelling, and colloquial in pronunciation.] « To ketch him at a vantage in his snares.» Spenser.
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Ketch

A ketch is a fore-and-aft-rigged, two-masted sailing vessel, with the mizzen or jigger mast to the fore of the rudder post. Until the 1800s, square-rigged
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ketch

A sailing boat which has two masts, the forward, taller mast being the main mast. The shorter rear mast is the mizzen.
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Ketch

A two-masted fore-and-aft rigged sailboat with the aft mast (the mizzen) mounted (stepped) afore (in front of) the rudder.
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ketch

ketch, fore-and-aft-rigged sailing vessel with a mainmast forward carrying a mainsail and jibs. It has a mizzenmast aft, stepped forward of the rudder post. In the United States, ketch-rigged vessels are widely used today as yachts. The term was formerly applied to a two-masted square-rigged vessel ...
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ketch

small two-masted sailing vessel
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ketch

[n] - a sailing vessel with two masts
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