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Definition(s):

  • (n) a lateen-rigged sailing vessel used by Arabs

Usage(s):

  1. Inevitably, its reputation spread, and now tourism has supplanted dhow building and agriculture as the chief income earner on the island.
  2. In mid-August, a large dhow originating in Iran and carrying arms, medical supplies and food arrived at a Mogadishu seaport.
  3. The jewel-encrusted model dhow -- valued at $1.

News

  1. Pirate attack off Somalia thwarted by EU Naval Force

    Pirate attack: The EU Naval Force says 14 Indian sailors aboard a dhow alerted officials Wednesday that their craft was under attack from 12 armed pirates.
    on June 8, 2013     Source: The Christian Science Monitor

  2. Somali pirate attack thwarted by EU Naval Force

    MOGADISHU, Somalia — The European Union Naval Force says Somali pirates who took control of a cargo vessel with 14 Indian sailors on board fled after counter piracy ships from the EU and NATO responded. The EU Naval Force says 14 Indian sailors aboard a dhow alerted officials Wednesday that their craft was under attack from 12 armed pirates. Swedish and Dutch warships responded. The pirates then ...
    on June 7, 2013     Source: Boston Herald

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