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lateen

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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




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lateen

noun la·teen

Definition of lateen

  1. 1 also la·teen·er play \-ˈtē-nər\ :  a lateen-rigged ship

  2. 2 :  a lateen sail



Circa 1775

First Known Use of lateen

circa 1775


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