lateen sail

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noun

a triangular sail set on a long sloping yard, used especially on the Mediterranean Sea.

Nearby words

  1. late-term,
  2. late-type star,
  3. latecomer,
  4. lated,
  5. lateen,
  6. lateen-rigged,
  7. lateenrigged,
  8. lately,
  9. laten,
  10. latency

Origin of lateen sail

First recorded in 1720–30

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Examples from the Web for lateen sail

  • He also is watching the upward progress of the lateen-sail; has heard, moreover, the report concerning those on board.

    Idolatry|Julian Hawthorne
  • This sail, it has been noticed, 'is set at the same angle as the lateen-sail' of the Malays.

  • Each has a single mast and a lateen-sail, like the Italian felucca and the sailing boats of the Nile.