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black cat

See also: Black Cat

EnglishEdit

NounEdit

Many cultures have superstitions about black cats, often ascribing either "good luck" or "bad luck" to them.

black cat (plural black cats)

  1. (literally) A cat with black fur.
  2. A fisher, North American marten that has thick brown fur; Martes pennanti.

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VerbEdit

black cat (third-person singular simple present black-cats, present participle black-catting, simple past and past participle black-catted)

  1. (nautical slang) To do better than another in some respect.
    • From a web page archived by Britain's National Archives[1]: The team name derives from the Lynx wildcat of 702 Naval Air Squadron’s badge and also the naval slang of “Black Catting” which implies having done or owned something better than anyone else.