What is another word for ketch?

Pronunciation: [kˈɛt͡ʃ] (IPA)

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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Usage examples for Ketch

There's a little ketch in it I can't get straight, not bein' smart like to understand.
"In Wild Rose Time"
Amanda M. Douglas
"Wal," ses he, "Majer, ef I was only back to Illinoy safe and sound, you wouldn't never ketch me a runnin for President agin.
"Letters of Major Jack Downing, of the Downingville Militia"
Seba Smith
But if they didn't ketch the bar, then one was blamin tother, an tother anuther, an sumtimes the affair would end by gettin into a regular fite all around.
"Letters of Major Jack Downing, of the Downingville Militia"
Seba Smith

Famous quotes with Ketch

  • If we giv up our minds tew little things we never shall be fit for big ones. I knew a man once who could ketch more flies with one swoop ov his hand than enny boddy else could, and he want good at ennything else.
    Josh Billings
  • She makes me get up just at the same time every morning; she makes me wash, they comb me all to thunder; she won't let me sleep in the woodshed; I got to wear them blamed clothes that just smothers me, Tom; they don't seem to let any air git through 'em, somehow; and they're so rotten nice that I can't set down, nor lay down, nor roll around anywher's; I hain't slid on a cellar-door for — well, it 'pears to be years; I got to go to church and sweat and sweat — I hate them ornery sermons! I can't ketch a fly in there, I can't chaw. I got to wear shoes all Sunday. The widder eats by a bell; she goes to bed by a bell; she gits up by a bell — everything's so awful reg'lar a body can't stand it.
    Mark Twain

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