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[dou] /daʊ/
noun
1.
dhow.

dhow

or dau, dow

[dou] /daʊ/
noun
1.
any of various types of sailing vessels used by Arabs on the east African, Arabian, and Indian coasts, generally lateen-rigged on two or three masts.
Origin of dhow
1795-1805
First recorded in 1795-1805, dhow is from the Arabic word dāwa

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dhow

/daʊ/
noun
1.
a lateen-rigged coastal Arab sailing vessel with one or two masts
Word Origin
C19: from Arabic dāwa
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dhow

n.

1799, original language unknown, "single-masted native vessel used on Arabian Sea," later widely applied to all Arab vessels. Klein suggests a relation to Persian dav "running."

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