Catching bargain(Law), a bargain made with an heir expectant for the purchase of his expectancy at an inadequate price. Bouvier.

(Catch"-mead`ow) n. A meadow irrigated by water from a spring or rivulet on the side of hill.

(Catch"ment) n. A surface of ground on which water may be caught and collected into a reservoir.

(Catch"pen*ny) a. Made or contrived for getting small sums of money from the ignorant or unwary; as, a catchpenny book; a catchpenny show.n. Some worthless catchpenny thing.

(Catch"poll`) n. [OF. chacepol, chacipol.] A bailiff's assistant.

(Catch"up Cat"sup) , n. [Probably of East Indian origin, because it was originally a kind of East Indian pickles.] A table sauce made from mushrooms, tomatoes, walnuts, etc. [Written also ketchup.]

(Catch"wa`ter) n. A ditch or drain for catching water. See Catchdrain.

(Catch"weed`) n. (Bot.) See Cleavers.

(Catch"weight`) adv. (Horseracing) Without any additional weight; without being handicapped; as, to ride catchweight.

(Catch"word`) n.

1. Among theatrical performers, the last word of the preceding speaker, which reminds one that he is to speak next; cue.

2. (Print.) The first word of any page of a book after the first, inserted at the right hand bottom corner of the preceding page for the assistance of the reader. It is seldom used in modern printing.

3. A word or phrase caught up and repeated for effect; as, the catchword of a political party, etc.

(Catch"work`) n. A work or artificial water-course for throwing water on lands that lie on the slopes of hills; a catchdrain.

(Catch"drain`) n. A ditch or drain along the side of a hill to catch the surface water; also, a ditch at the side of a canal to catch the surplus water.

(Catch"er) n.

1. One who, or that which, catches.

2. (Baseball) The player who stands behind the batsman to catch the ball.

(Catch"fly) n. (Bot.) A plant with the joints of the stem, and sometimes other parts, covered with a viscid secretion to which small insects adhere. The species of Silene are examples of the catchfly.

(Catch"ing) a.

1. Infectious; contagious.

2. Captivating; alluring.

(Catch"ing), n. The act of seizing or taking hold of.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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