[la-teen, luh-]
pertaining to or having a lateen sail or sails.

1720–30; < French (voile) latine Latin (sail) Unabridged
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lateen (ləˈtiːn)
nautical denoting a rig with a triangular sail (lateen sail) bent to a yard hoisted to the head of a low mast, used esp in the Mediterranean
[C18: from French voile latine Latin sail]

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Word Origin & History

mid-18c., phonetic spelling of Fr. latine in voile latine, lit. "Latin sail." So called because it was used in the Mediterranean.
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Example sentences
Two lateen-sailed ships are on a lake at the right, and there is a village in the right middle distance.
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