Ketch (?), n. [Prob. corrupted fr. Turk. qaiq : cf. F. caiche. Cf. Caique.] Naut.

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

Bomb ketch. See under Bomb.


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Ketch, n.

A hangman. See Jack Ketch.


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Ketch, v. t. [See Catch.]

To catch.

[Now obs. in spelling, and colloq. in pronunciation.]

To ketch him at a vantage in his snares. Spenser.


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