They are termed square, lateen, or lug: the first are suspended across the masts at right angles, and the two latter obliquely.
It was after ten before his lateen sail flapped in the little cove.
Apparently the jibstays also could be slacked off so that the lateen yards would not have to be dipped under them.
Fusta—a sort of galley, very small and open, with lateen sails.
I don't know; I have seen wonders done with this lateen rig in the Pacific.
Like a rabbit seeking its burrow, the lateen dived fogwards.
The morrow came, and three dhows left the harbour of Kilwa, hoisted their lateen sails, and steered northwards.
Their sails are made of straw mats in the shape of a lateen sail.
A “lateener” is a vessel rigged with a lateen sail and yard.
All these canoes carry a lateen, or sprit-sail, which is made of a mat of grass or leaves, extremely well woven.