lateen


1la·teen

adjective \lə-ˈtēn\

Definition of LATEEN

:  being or relating to a rig used especially on the north coast of Africa and characterized by a triangular sail extended by a long spar slung to a low mast

Origin of LATEEN

French (voile) latine, literally, Latin (Mediterranean) sail
First Known Use: circa 1741

2lateen

noun

Definition of LATEEN

1
also la·teen·er \-ˈtē-nər\ :  a lateen-rigged ship
2
:  a lateen sail

First Known Use of LATEEN

circa 1775

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