Definition of Catfall

1. n. A rope used in hoisting the anchor to the cathead.



Definition of Catfall

1. Noun. (nautical) A rope used in hoisting the anchor to the cathead. ¹

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Definition of Catfall

1. an anchor line [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Catfall

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caterpillars
caters
caterwaul
caterwauled
caterwauler
caterwaulers
caterwauling
caterwauls
catery
cates
catface
catfaces
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catfacings
catfall (current term)
catfalls
catfight
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catfights
catfish
catfisher
catfisherman
catfishermen
catfishers
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catfishlike
catflap
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catfood

Literary usage of Catfall

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1. Cooper's Works by James Fenimore Cooper, William Cullen Bryant (1855)
"As was due to his greater experience and his rank, catfall was the principal speaker ... There you 're right, catfall," said Strand, in a patronizing way; ..."

2. Under Sail by FĂ©lix Riesenberg (1918)
"Mr. Zerk stood out over the bow on the port cathead, his hand on the catfall, as he leaned far over. "Five fathom shackle at the water!" he sung out. ..."

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