lateen lateen

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a triangular fore-and-aft sail used especially in the Mediterranean
  2. (adj) rigged with a triangular (lateen) sail

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Usage(s):

  1. For centuries, a northerly known as the Kaskazi would fill the lateen sails of Arab dhows traveling in pursuit of Africa's riches.
  2. The tartans, or lateen-rigged fishing boats, triangular scraps of white sail on the blue, are flocking back to port.

News

  • The Vixen

    The Vixen is a rare lateen-rigged yacht built in 1885 and once owned by John Roosevelt, FDR's uncle.
    on March 9, 2014     Source: Register-Star

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