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ketch Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun a sailing vessel with two masts; the mizzen is forward of the rudderpost
WordNet

Ketch noun
Etymology
Prob. corrupted fr. Turk. qaiq : cf. F. caiche. Cf. Caïque.
Definitions
  1. (Naut.) An almost obsolete form of vessel, with a mainmast and a mizzenmast, -- usually from one hundred to two hundred and fifty tons burden.
Ketch noun
Definitions
  1. A hangman. See Jack Ketch.
Ketch transitive verb
Etymology
See Catch.
Definitions
  1. To catch. Now obs. in spelling, and colloq. in pronunciation.
    To ketch him at a vantage in his snares. Spenser.

Webster 1913


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