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 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.
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     2. (Naut.) In modern usage, a sailing vessel having two
        masts, with the main mast taller than the aftermost, or
        mizzen, mast.
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     Bomb ketch. See under Bomb.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Ketch \Ketch\, n.
     A hangman. See Jack Ketch.
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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.]
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           To ketch him at a vantage in his snares. --Spenser.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  ketch
      n 1: a sailing vessel with two masts; the mizzen is forward of
           the rudderpost