- a triangular sail set on a long sloping yard, used especially on the Mediterranean Sea.
Origin of lateen sail
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Historical Examples of lateen sail
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.With the French in France and Salonika
Richard Harding Davis
He also is watching the upward progress of the lateen-sail; has heard, moreover, the report concerning those on board.Idolatry