: 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
Rhymes with DHOW
dhow noun (Concise Encyclopedia)
One- or two-masted Arab sailing vessel, usually with lateen rigging (slanting, triangular sails), common on the Red Sea and the Indian Ocean. On the larger types, called baggalas and booms, the mainsail is considerably bigger than the mizzensail. Bows are sharp, with a forward and upward thrust, and the sterns of the larger dhows may be windowed and decorated.
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