What is another word for ketch?

206 synonyms found


[ kˈɛt͡ʃ], [ kˈɛt‍ʃ], [ k_ˈɛ_tʃ]

Ketch is a type of sailing vessel that has a main mast and a shorter mizzenmast located forward of the rudder post. Ketches have been historically used for fishing and trading, but today they are mainly used for recreation. Other words used to describe ketches include yawl, a similar type of vessel with a mizzenmast aft of the rudderpost; and schooner, a vessel with multiple masts that have fore-and-aft sails. Sloop is another word that could be used to describe a ketch, but sloops have only one mast and a mainsail. Lastly, cutter is a term used to describe a vessel with multiple fore-and-aft sails and a single mast.

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How to use "Ketch" in context?

Ketch is a type of sailing vessel that typically has a long keel and a square stern. Ketch rigs are most typically used in light winds where their increased stability is desirable.

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