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cat about (slang) to hunt about for sex partners.
Cat Ba Island the largest of the 366 islands in Halong Bay off the coast of northern Vietnam.
cat burglar a burglar who gains entry through upper windows, roof doors, and the like; second-story man.
cat rig one large sail on a mast set well forward in the bow, as of a catboat.
CAT scan a cross-sectional image formed by a computerized combination of x-rays taken along a selected axis of the body, used as a diagnostic tool in medical treatment; computerized axial tomography scan.
cat-o'-nine-tails a whip with nine knotted cords or lines attached to a handle, formerly used for flogging, esp. to discipline naval crewmen aboard ship.
Cheshire cat in the nineteenth-century children's novel Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, a grinning cat that magically disappears, his grin being the last to fade away.
civet cat any of several catlike nocturnal mammals of Africa and southern Asia that have spotted fur and exude a musklike substance. [2 definitions]
fat cat (slang) a wealthy, influential person, esp. one who donates heavily to political campaigns. [2 definitions]
grin like a Cheshire cat to smile in a mysterious or inscrutable manner.
let the cat out of the bag to reveal a secret.
Manx cat a short-haired domestic cat with either a rudimentary tail, or no tail at all.
Persian cat any of a breed of domestic cat that was originally developed in Persia and the Middle East and that has long hair and a broad, round head.
Siamese cat one of a breed of cat developed in Thailand, characterized by blue eyes and a pale gray or fawn coat with darker extremities.
tiger cat any of several small wild cats, such as the ocelot, that resemble the tiger in color or ferocity. [2 definitions]