[ la-teen-rigd, luh- ]

  1. having lateen sails.

Origin of lateen-rigged

First recorded in 1875–80

Words Nearby lateen-rigged Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use lateen-rigged in a sentence

  • Possibly a lateen-rigged, sharper-bowed boat would even now be found to be a very fast and handy type for our rivers.

    Yachting Vol. 2 | Various.
  • The relative position of the two parts of the brake reminds one of the mast and yard of a lateen-rigged boat.

    Wood and Garden | Gertrude Jekyll
  • Two of her masts had square sails, the mizzen being lateen-rigged.

  • lateen-rigged feluccas, with white sails set, are wafted to and fro by the gentle breeze.

    Glories of Spain | Charles W. Wood
  • Then drew a little and loafed a good deal on the Bundar watching the lateen-rigged boats.

    From Edinburgh to India & Burmah | William G. Burn Murdoch

British Dictionary definitions for lateenrigged


/ (ləˈtiːnˌrɪɡd) /

  1. nautical rigged with a lateen sail

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