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.
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How to use dhow in a sentence
At the end of the week they were rigged up afresh, and Mr. Darcy procured passages for them in a dhow, bound for Calcutta.A Chapter of Adventures | G. A. Henty
One baby had been born on board the dhow, and another had lost its mother during the fatal voyage.
Then began the sickening task of transferring the poor captives from the dhow to the ship.
Many of the unhappy beings had scarcely tasted food during their imprisonment in the dhow.
My own boat and the dhow are both there, and I shall at once work up all the rivers, and set things going again.On the Irrawaddy | G. A. Henty
British Dictionary definitions for dhow
a lateen-rigged coastal Arab sailing vessel with one or two masts
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