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Definition of ketch (Meaning of ketch)
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Ketch 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.
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	     2. (Naut.) In modern usage, a sailing vessel having two
	        masts, with the main mast taller than the aftermost, or
	        mizzen, mast.
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	     {Bomb ketch}. See under {Bomb}.
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	  Ketch Ketch, n.
	     A hangman. See {Jack Ketch}.
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	  Ketch Ketch, v. t. [See {Catch}.]
	     To catch. [Now obs. in spelling, and colloq. in
	     pronunciation.]
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	           To ketch him at a vantage in his snares. --Spenser.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
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