Definition of dhow
: an Arab lateen-rigged boat usually having a long overhang forward, a high poop, and a low waist
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FILE - In this Thursday Jan. 6, 2011 file photo, a traditional dhow floats in the Corniche Bay of Doha, Qatar, with tall buildings of the financial district in the background.
While in Doha, travelers can enjoy city tours, desert safari adventures or a dinner cruise on a traditional dhow.
Play castaway, snorkeling off of your own stretch of sand, then rejoin humanity for sundowners under the sails of Benguerra’s private dhow.
Weapons from Iranian dhows would not be alone in reaching the conflict, which has been fueled in part by extensive arms transfers by outside governments.
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Origin and Etymology of dhow
First Known Use: 1785See Words from the same year
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Definition of dhow for English Language Learners
: 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
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