ketch : Definition, Usages, News and More

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  • n  a sailing vessel with two masts; the mizzen is forward of the rudderpost

  • A 13-m ketch, La Rebaude had sailed from Papeete, the capital of Tahiti, at midnight 11 days before, without clearance from the French, and rendezvoused with the two kayakers at .
  • Jahn is a European (nationality not specified) who has sailed his small ketch to what is presumably Nova Scotia or the Gaspe Peninsula, in order to spend a year testing some .
  • Vamarie, the sleek ketch in which Vadim Makaroff carries on the seagoing tradition established by his Russian-admiral father, was first into port.
News & Articles

  • Lady Washington Returns To Gorge June 22-23
    The brig Lady Washington, the official ship of Washington state, and the topsail ketch Hawaiian Chieftain are in the second half of a seven-week tour of Columbia River ports, and are scheduled to make a two-day visit to Stevenson, Wash., June 22-24.
    June 18, 2013 - Hood River News

  • Mary Noailles Murfree in Globe and Mail
    Author Mary Noailles Murfree, who spent most of her life in Tennessee, wrote this passage in her 1886 book In the Clouds: "But when asked what she was talking about she would only reply in enigmatical phrase, 'Laros to ketch meddlers.' And shake her...
  • Sly Dunbar in Jamaica Gleaner
    I remember telling Jo Jo (Joseph Hoo Kim), 'juice up the drums',Dunbar told The Gleaner. "When mi start play, the whole place ketch a fire."

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