Simple Definition of dhow
: an Arab boat that is low in the front, high in the back, and that usually has one or two sails that are shaped like triangles
Full Definition of dhow
: an Arab lateen-rigged boat usually having a long overhang forward, a high poop, and a low waist
Origin of dhow
First Known Use: 1785
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