dhow

or dau, dow

[ dou ]
/ daʊ /

noun

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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Origin of dhow

First recorded in 1795–1805, dhow is from the Arabic word dāwa
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British Dictionary definitions for dhow

dhow
/ (daʊ) /

noun

a lateen-rigged coastal Arab sailing vessel with one or two masts

Word Origin for dhow

C19: from Arabic dāwa
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