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dau

[dou] /daʊ/
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dhow

or dau, dow

[dou] /daʊ/
noun
1.
any of various types of sailing vessels used by Arabs on the east African, Arabian, and Indian coasts, generally lateen-rigged on two or three masts.
Origin of dhow
1795-1805
1795-1805; < Arabic dāwa
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dhow

/daʊ/
noun
1.
a lateen-rigged coastal Arab sailing vessel with one or two masts
Word Origin
C19: from Arabic dāwa
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dhow

n.

1799, original language unknown, "single-masted native vessel used on Arabian Sea," later widely applied to all Arab vessels. Klein suggests a relation to Persian dav "running."

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dau in Technology


/dow/ [German Fidonet] D"ummster Anzunehmender User. A German acronym for stupidest imaginable user. From the engineering-slang GAU for Gr"osster Anzunehmender Unfall (worst foreseeable accident), especially of a LNG tank farm plant or something with similarly disastrous consequences. In popular German, GAU is used only to refer to worst-case nuclear accidents such as a core meltdown.
See cretin, loser and weasel.
[Jargon File]
(1994-12-06)

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Related Abbreviations for dau

dau

daughter

DAU

1.
decryption authentication unit
2.
Defense Acquisition University
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