ketch Meaning, Definition & Usage
noun a sailing vessel with two masts; the mizzen is forward of the rudderpost
EtymologyProb. corrupted fr. Turk.
(Naut.) An almost obsolete form of vessel, with a mainmast and a mizzenmast, -- usually from one hundred to two hundred and fifty tons burden.
A hangman. See Jack Ketch.
Ketch transitive verb
To catch.Now obs. in spelling, and colloq. in pronunciation.
To ketch him at a vantage in his snares. Spenser.
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