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lateen sail

a triangular sail set on a long sloping yard, used especially on the Mediterranean Sea.
Origin of lateen sail
1720-30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Each has a single mast and a lateen-sail, like the Italian felucca and the sailing boats of the Nile.

  • This sail, it has been noticed, 'is set at the same angle as the lateen-sail' of the Malays.

  • He also is watching the upward progress of the lateen-sail; has heard, moreover, the report concerning those on board.

    Idolatry Julian Hawthorne

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