ketch

ketch (n.) kind of small sailing vessel, 1650s, earlier catch (mid-15c.), cache (late 14c.), probably from M.E. cacchen "to capture, ensnare, chase" (see CATCH (Cf. catch)). Cf. the sense development in YACHT (Cf. yacht).

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  • ketch — [ kɛtʃ ] n. m. • 1780; quaiche 1751; cache 1666; mot angl. ♦ Mar. Voilier à deux mâts, dont le mât d artimon, plus petit que le mât avant, est implanté devant le gouvernail. ⇒ dundee. Des ketchs. ● ketch, ketchs nom masculin (anglais ketch)… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • ketch — s.n. Navă mică cu vele cu doi arbori inegali. [pr.: checi] (din engl. ketch) Trimis de tavi, 17.07.2004. Sursa: MDN  KETCH [pr.: keci] n. Navă mică cu vele şi cu doi arbori inegali. / cuv. engl. Trimis de siveco, 02.12.2008. Sursa: NODEX …   Dicționar Român

  • Ketch — (k[e^]ch), n. [Prob. corrupted fr. Turk. q[=a][imac]q : cf. F. caiche. Cf. {Ca[ i]que}.] (Naut.) 1. An almost obsolete form of sailing vessel, with a mainmast and a mizzenmast, usually from one hundred to two hundred and fifty tons burden. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ketch — Ketch, n. A hangman. See {Jack Ketch}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ketch — Ketch, v. t. [See {Catch}.] To catch. [Now obs. in spelling, and colloq. in pronunciation.] [1913 Webster] To ketch him at a vantage in his snares. Spenser. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ketch — s.m.inv. ES ingl. {{wmetafile0}} TS mar. 1. imbarcazione a vela da diporto con l albero di mezzana molto più piccolo dell albero di maestra e collocato a proravia del timone anziché a poppavia 2. piccola imbarcazione a due alberi usata per… …   Dizionario italiano

  • ketch — [ketʃ] n [Date: 1600 1700; Origin: Probably from catch] a small sailing ship with two ↑masts …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • ketch — [ ketʃ ] noun count a small ship with sails and two MASTS …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • ketch — /ingl. kɛtʃ/ [vc. ingl., da to catch «cacciare»] s. m. inv. yacht a due alberi CFR. yawl …   Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

  • ketch — sb., en, er, erne (et sejlskib) …   Dansk ordbog

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