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lateen sail

  1. a triangular sail set on a long sloping yard, used especially on the Mediterranean Sea.
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Origin of lateen sail

First recorded in 1720–30
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Historical Examples

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

    Chambers' Edinburgh Journal


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

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


    Julian Hawthorne