Definition of Ketch

1. Noun. A sailing vessel with two masts; the mizzen is forward of the rudderpost.

Generic synonyms: Sailing Ship, Sailing Vessel



Definition of Ketch

1. n. An almost obsolete form of vessel, with a mainmast and a mizzenmast, -- usually from one hundred to two hundred and fifty tons burden.

2. n. A hangman. See Jack Ketch.

3. v. t. To catch.

Definition of Ketch

1. Noun. A fore and aft rigged sailing vessel with two masts, main and mizzen, the mizzen being stepped forward of the rudder post. ¹

2. Verb. (dialect form of catch). ¹

3. Verb. (rare) To hang. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Ketch

1. a sailing vessel [n -ES]

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Literary usage of Ketch

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1. Records and Files of the Quarterly Courts of Essex County, Massachusetts by Massachusetts County Court (Essex County), George Francis Dow (1921)
"*Writ: Stephen Daniell, master of the ketch ... Account of what Stephen Daniell, master of the ketch Endeavor on a fishing voyage, received, ..."

2. Documents Relative to the Colonial History of the State of New-York by John Romeyn Brodhead, Berthold Fernow, Edmund Bailey O'Callaghan, New York (State). Legislature (1858)
"The confiscation of said ketch is as follows : The Commanders and Honorable Council of War over a squadron of ..."

3. Thirty Years in Tropical Australia by Gilbert White (1918)
"CHAPTER XIV LIFE ON A ketch (1906-1915) THE first Mission vessel that we had ... The ketch rig is almost universal among the pearling boats, and consists of ..."

4. The Spirit of the Public Journals: Being an Impartial Selection of the Most by Stephen Jones, Charles Molloy Westmacott (1805)
"... A victim for—un grand faux pas, When he approach'd the fatal tree, (Un autre Place tie Greve pour lui,) And when Jack ketch prepar'd to tie The ..."

5. The New England Historical and Genealogical Register (1854)
"John Davies of Christ Church, for NY, June 11, 1679, ketch Joseph, Abra. Knott. ... Agnes Abraham for Boston, in ketch Francis & Susan, il. ..."

6. A Complete Collection of State Trials and Proceedings for High Treason and ...by Thomas Bayly Howell by Thomas Bayly Howell (1816)
"... board, break and cuter a certain ketch, called a Moorish ketch, then being a ketch of certain persons (to the jurors aforesaid unknown) and then and ..."

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