catboat :

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  • n  a sailboat with a single mast set far forward

  • In summer his grandfather, a retired whaling captain who lived outside New Bedford, took him sailing in his catboat, taught him how to tie sailor's knots and to eat salt pork .
  • Ever since he got his first catboat at eleven, Bostonian George O'Day, 40, has idolized sailboats.
  • The idealist snatched this opportunity to make the final sacrifice for his spearhead of beauty, and set out upon a raging sea, heroic in a catboat.

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