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4 definitions found for ketch
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Ketch \Ketch\ (k[e^]ch), n. [Prob. corrupted fr. Turk. q[=a][imac]q : cf. F. caiche. Cf. Ca["i]que.] (Naut.) 1. An almost obsolete form of sailing vessel, with a mainmast and a mizzenmast, -- usually from one hundred to two hundred and fifty tons burden. [1913 Webster] 2. (Naut.) In modern usage, a sailing vessel having two masts, with the main mast taller than the aftermost, or mizzen, mast. [RDH] Bomb ketch. See under Bomb. [1913 Webster]From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Ketch \Ketch\, n. A hangman. See Jack Ketch. [1913 Webster]From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Ketch \Ketch\, v. t. [See Catch.] To catch. [Now obs. in spelling, and colloq. in pronunciation.] [1913 Webster] To ketch him at a vantage in his snares. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
ketch n 1: a sailing vessel with two masts; the mizzen is forward of the rudderpost