or dau, dow
Origin of dhow
Examples from the Web for dhows
The dhows came no nearer, neither did they go much further away.A Master of Fortune|Cutcliffe Hyne
Voyages are still regularly made in dhows between the west coast of India and Zanzibar or Mombasa and the trade appears to be old.
Dhows were frequently seen and chased, but those which were overhauled proved to be legal traders.Ned Garth|W. H. G. Kingston
The first thing, however, to be done was to destroy the dhows.
They were for the present, indeed, more interested with the dhows taken by the lieutenant and the other boat.
British Dictionary definitions for dhows
Word Origin for dhow
Word Origin and History for dhows
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."