a sailing vessel rigged fore and aft on two masts, the larger, forward one being the mainmast and the after one, stepped forward of the rudderpost, being the mizzen or jigger.
a two-masted sailing vessel, fore-and-aft rigged, with a tall mainmast and a mizzen stepped forward of the rudderpost Compare yawl1 (sense 1)
kind of small sailing vessel, 1650s, earlier catch (mid-15c.), cache (late 14c.), probably from Middle English cacchen “to capture, ensnare, chase” (see catch). Cf. the sense development in yacht.
[kee-tuh-meen, -min] /ˈki təˌmin, -mɪn/ noun, Pharmacology. 1. a synthetic nonbarbiturate general anesthetic, C 13 H 16 ClNO, used to induce anesthesia, alone or in combination, in surgical or diagnostic procedures of short duration; extensively used in veterinary medicine. /ˈkɛtəmiːn/ noun 1. a drug, chemically related to PCP, that is used in medicine as a […]
[kee-slot] /ˈkiˌslɒt/ noun 1. a short, curved cut into a shaft for a . Compare (def 1).
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noun 1. (Brit, education) any one of four broad age-group divisions (5–7; 7–11; 11–14; 14–16) to which each level of the National Curriculum applies