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lateen

[ la-teen, luh- ]
/ læˈtin, lə- /
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adjective
pertaining to or having a lateen sail or sails.
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Origin of lateen

1720–30; <French (voile) latineLatin (sail)
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British Dictionary definitions for lateen

lateen
/ (ləˈtiːn) /

adjective
nautical denoting a rig with a triangular sail (lateen sail) bent to a yard hoisted to the head of a low mast, used esp in the Mediterranean

Word Origin for lateen

C18: from French voile latine Latin sail
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