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Lateen sail

noun
1.
A triangular fore-and-aft sail used especially in the Mediterranean.  Synonym: lateen.






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"Lateen sail" Quotes from Famous Books



... already spoken of the high lateen sail of the Nile boats, a form of sail which, though beautiful, has not been devised for pictorial purposes. In every country and in every sea peculiarities of build and rig are displayed in native vessels. This is not the result of whim or chance, but has been evolved as the result of long experience ...
— Peeps at Many Lands: Egypt • R. Talbot Kelly



Words linked to "Lateen sail" :   fore-and-aft sail, lateen-rig



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