lateen sail


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

Origin of lateen sail

First recorded in 1720–30 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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.