Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary
1

lateen

play
adjective la·teen \lə-ˈtēn\

Definition of lateen

  1. :  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




2

lateen

noun la·teen

Definition of lateen

  1. 1 also lateener play \-ˈtē-nər\ :  a lateen-rigged ship

  2. 2 :  a lateen sail



Circa 1775

First Known Use of lateen

circa 1775


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up lateen? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to dishevel or rumple

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

alt-5746713d76276

Which of these is a synonym of nonplus?

reduce soothe perplex disapprove
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ